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Red Prince Weigela

Weigela florida 'Red Prince'

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Red Prince Weigela

Weigela florida 'Red Prince'

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Botanical Name

Weigela florida 'Red Prince'

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The ‘Red Prince’ Weigela is undoubtedly the best pure-red weigela you can grow. This easy shrub has flowers that never turn purple as they age, and it makes a wonderful showing from mid-spring to early summer, and again in late summer to early fall. It grows 5 to 8 feet tall and wide, making it perfect for larger shrub beds, informal hedges, and as a lawn specimen. Grow it to screen an unsightly fence or wall, and you can spread out the branches on a sunny wall or trellis, to enjoy it without taking up any room. Hummingbirds adore it, and this is one of the best shrubs to attract those wonderful birds into your garden.

  • Stand-out clean red flowers in spring and early summer
  • Compact, arching shrub to about 6 feet tall and wide
  • Loved by hummingbirds
  • Easy to grow in any garden, and deer resistant
  • Great choice for informal hedges

The ‘Red Prince’ Weigela will grow and bloom best in full sun, but it will also tolerate a little light shade. It grows in any well-drained soil, including heavy clay, and it is simple to grow this plant to blooming perfection. It is hardy in zones 4 to 8, so it grows almost everywhere, and it has no significant pests or diseases. Deer even ignore it, and it grows equally well in city or country gardens. Prune immediately after the first flowering, removing some of the older branches, and it will often rebloom in late summer and early fall. Too much trimming will reduce blooming and leave old wood, so grow it informally, with just one annual pruning.