Dark Horse Weigela

General Information

Dark Horse Weigela is a deciduous shrub.  It is smaller in size, with a good deal of ornamental appeal.  It forms in an overall rounded shape, growing densely, providing a very appealing plant all through the growing season.  The leaves are a very nice bronze to dark purple in color, with lime green veining. The flowers are tubular in shape. with a very attractive magenta-pink color.  They grow in profusion on the previous years’ growth from mid to late spring.  There can be scattered rebloom on new growth during the rest of the growing season.  The flowers are great for attracting hummingbirds!

Additional Information

Weigela florida ‘Dark Horse’ grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet, with a similar spread.  It is recommended for USDA climate zones 4 to 8.  Dark Horse tends to grow and flower best in full sunlight.  It does well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils.  It is not known to have any disease or insect issues. 

Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI.  Due to Department of Agriculture regulations, we cannot send plants to California. Our products will ship with either USPS or FedEx.  They should take 2 to 3 days to reach most areas that we ship to.  All of our plants will be shipped out within 7 to 10 business days, with certain exceptions.   

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Mature Width 2 to 3 Feet
Mature Height 2 to 3 Feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 4 to 8

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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