During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Weigela & Wine and Roses
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate
Light requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun and shade
Plant Group: Shrub
Plant Type: Deciduous
Plant Zone: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Size at Maturity: 3 - 6 ft
Size at time of shipping: one to two foot, bare root, two year old plants
Dark burgundy-purple foliage really show off the rosy-pink flowers, which show in late spring to early summer. Full sun will bring the darkest leaf color. Can attract hummingbirds. Definitely attracts humans. Great planted with perennials and it?s stems and flowers can be used in bouquets. Easy to grow with very few insect or disease problems. Grows to 4-5 feet high and wide.
One of the most interesting aspects of this new plant is how it's being used in Europe. The dark purple foliage is so attractive, it is being sold and used as a cut branch in the thriving European floral market. Floral designers are combining Wine & Roses with more traditional cut flowers like roses, baby's breath and chrysanthemums to create uniquely beautiful flower bouquets. Demand is so high in Europe that the world famous Dutch flower auction at Aalsmeer has been selling Wine & Roses for as much as twenty times the price of traditional cut flowers.
Wine & Roses is a natural addition to floral bouquets because of its unique color and lasting ability. You can easily combine it with common perennials found in your garden. Try combining Wine & Roses with either Shasta Daisy, Siberian Iris, Globe Thistle, or Russian Sage. The results will simply amaze you.