Weigela Wine and Roses
This Weigela cultivar is a densely-rounded deciduous shrub which typically grows 4-5' tall with a slightly larger spread. It is primarily grown for its profuse reddish-pink spring flowers and its purple foliage. Reddish-pink, funnel-shaped flowers (to 1.25" long) appear singly or in clusters along the branches of the previous year's growth in mid to late spring, with sparse and scattered repeat bloom often occurring on new growth as the summer progresses. Elliptic to obovate, glossy, burgundy-purple leaves (to 4" long) turn very dark purple in autumn. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Patented under the original cultivar name of 'Alexandra' (PP10,772), but is being marketed under the registered trademark name of WINE AND ROSES. Winner of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Gold Medal Plant Award for 2000.