Weigela Florida Monet


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SKU: weigela-florida-monet Category:
Common Name: Weigela
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual height: 0.5 – 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5 – 1m

Weigela Monet, also known as Weigela F’lorida Verweig’, is a deciduous shrub that belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family. This hybrid cultivar was developed in the Netherlands and is named after the famous French impressionist painter Claude Monet, who was known for his use of bright colours in his paintings.

The plant typically grows to a height and spread of 1 metre, with an upright, mounding habit. The leaves are ovate, up to 10cm long, and emerge as a soft green colour in the spring. As the season progresses, the foliage matures to a deep green colour, providing a lush backdrop for the plant’s showy flowers.

Itt produces a profusion of trumpet-shaped, pink flowers in the late spring or early Summer that can last for several weeks. The flowers are borne in clusters at the tips of the branches and are attractive to bees and butterflies.

One of the unique features of this Weigela is the variegation on the leaves, which can range from creamy white to bright pink, depending on the growing conditions. This variegation is most pronounced in the Spring and early Summer and adds an extra layer of visual interest to the plant.

Overall, this is an excellent choice for adding colour and interest to a garden or landscape. With its vibrant flowers and variegated foliage, this plant is sure to be a showstopper in any setting.

How to care for your Weigela Florida Monet

  • Sunlight: Prefers a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate some shade, but the plant may produce fewer flowers and less vibrant foliage in shady areas.
  • Soil: Can adapt to a wide range of soil types, but it prefers a well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral.
  • Watering: Needs regular watering, especially during prolonged dry periods. Water the plant deeply at least once a week to keep the soil moist. Avoid overwatering, as the plant can be susceptible to root rot.
  • Fertiliser: Fertilise in the Spring with a balanced fertiliser to promote healthy growth and blooming. Repeat every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune in late Winter or early Spring to remove any dead or damaged wood and to shape the plant. It blooms on old wood, so avoid pruning it after it has started to grow in the Spring.
  • Mulching: Mulch around the base of the plant with a layer of organic matter, such as compost or shredded leaves, to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
  • Propagation: It can be propagated through softwood cuttings taken in the Summer or hardwood cuttings taken in the Autumn or Winter. Plant the cuttings in a well-draining soil mix and keep them moist until they begin to root.

By following these care tips, you can ensure that your Weigela Monet shrub grows healthy and produces abundant flowers and attractive foliage for years to come.

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