Weigela, Dark Horse
Description: The Dark Horse Weigela is a new cultivar that is characterized by a superior compact habit, dark purple leaves, and pink flowers that contrast with the dark foliage. This is an ideal choice for late spring color in combination with conifers and broadleaf evergreens. It also attracts hummingbirds. This flowering deciduous shrub has very dark foliage and deep pink flowers that contrast well with the foliage. 'Dark Horse' makes a great landscape plant, and it retains its color interest throughout the season. It is quite attractive when grown as a hedge. 'Dark Horse' is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Once a year feed this shrub with a slow release fertilizer.
Common Name: Dark Horse Weigela
Scientific Name: Weigela florida 'Dark Horse'
Type: Perennial, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Size: 2-3' height, 2-3' spread
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Period: Late Spring - Summer
Foliage Color: Burgundy / Green
Landscape Use: Rock Garden, Mass Groupings, Specimen, Border Plant
Growth Rate: Moderate
Zone: 4 - 8
Companion Plants: Variegated Hydrangea, Golden Barberry, French Lace Weigela, Astilbe, Lady's Mantle, Hollies, Rhododendron, Dwarf Alberta Spruce