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Red Prince Weigela
Caprifoliaceae
Weigela florida


Thunder
Thunder
Flower Petal # 5
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Color 2    
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Shrub

Caprifoliaceae Family

Weigela Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Weigela, Old-Fashioned Weigela, Rose Weigela, Cardinal Shrub


Location

Origin & Range: Native of eastern Asia. China and Korea

Physical Description
Weigela bushes grow to a height of 6-10 feet with a similar spread. Their arching branches produce pink, white, or red flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers of weigela are trumpet-shaped, and their color may be more intense when they first bloom.
The leaves are 5-15 cm long, ovate-oblong with an acuminate tip, and with a serrated margin. The flowers are 2-4 cm long, with a five-lobed white, pink, or red (rarely yellow) corolla, produced in small corymbs of several together in early summer. The fruit is a dry capsule containing numerous small winged seeds.




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Caprifoliaceae
Dipsacales
Dipsacales
Thirsty Order (Teasel)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Weigela species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Brown-tail. Attracts Hummingbirds with the trumpet shaped flowers. In addition to attracting hummingbirds, weigela shrubs are effective for attracting butterflies.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in most fertile soils. Prefers a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Tolerates atmospheric pollution. Hardy to about -20°c. Plants are very floriferous and can exhaust themselves, literally flowering themselves to death. The flowers are borne in the leaf nodes of the previous years growth and any pruning is therefore best done as soon as the plant has finished flowering
All members of the genus are native to East Asia, where W. florida was discovered and brought to Europe in 1845 by Robert Fortune. When Fortune brought W. florida to Europe, the horticulturalists there took to it immediately, because of its form and flowers, toughness, and dependability. By the 1860s the attributes of the species had been enhanced through careful breeding. Today, there are more than 170 named cultivars, most bred in Europe and Canada. Weigela was once considered something of a bore because of its one-season show—its trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of red, pink, rose, and white were admittedly spectacular in the spring but when they faded, the shrub offered little but nondescript leaves on tangled twigs during summer and fall. But varieties of Weigela are now available with fabulous foliage, whether clear green, purple to nearly black, or yellow-tinged and variegated. Stems are in great demand by the floral trade for use in arrangements. The leaves are that attractive



Red Prince Weigela
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