Weigela My Monet Purple Effect™ Description
Variegated weigela brings colorful foliage and flowers to the garden! My Monet Purple Effect™ weigela is the newest addition to the My Monet family from Proven Winners. It brings a purple tone in its foliage to the line, and also flowers more and for a longer period. It is also more sun and heat tolerant.
We love it planted as a very showy ground cover, where its white leaf margins will bring light to the shade. It also makes a perfect companion to perennials, and can even be grown in containers.
Special features: Deer resistant, Foliage plant
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- Botanical name: Weigela florida 'Verweig8'
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- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs sun/day)
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- Soil type:
Not fussy about soil, but grows best in moist, well-drained spots.
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- Height x width:
1.5-2.5' tall and wide
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- Foliage color:
White and green, with purple in cool conditions
- Season of interest:
Specimen, Ground cover, Containers, Perennial gardens
- Patent: USPPAF
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Soil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Leaf edges will turn brown if exposed to very dry or very hot conditions.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade
Space: Min. 2' apart.
Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Never fertilize weigela past mid-summer, as this increases likelihood of winter damage to any new growth the plant puts on as a result.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended.
Maintenance: Weigela bloom on old wood so should only be pruned after blooming. Once plants are mature (after at least 5 years in the ground), you may want to remove a few of the oldest stems each year to keep it producing vigorous young growth. Note: weigela are one of the last shrubs to leaf out in spring, so don't panic if you aren't seeing signs of life even if everything else in your yard has started to grow.
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