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Weigela 'Dark Horse'


  • This Weigela 'Dark Horse' ships in a 1 Gallon
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Weigela 'Dark Horse' is a compact, dark-leaved, pink-flowered version of the popular old fashioned weigela. It is the product of a breeding program designed to produce new weigela varieties featuring the darkest possible foliage colors. 'Dark Horse' is a dense, rounded, deciduous shrub that typically grows to only 2-3' tall and as wide. It features profuse, funnel-shaped, pink flowers (to 1.25" long) that 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. Oblanceolate, serrate, opposite, dark purple leaves (to 3" long) retain good color throughout the growing season. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. 

 Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Additional features: Attracts Pollinators and Fall Color

This Dark horse Weigela comes established in a 1 Gallon trade pot

Light: Does best is full sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)

Size: Mature size can reach up to 3ft tall and 3ft wide.

Hardiness zones: 4 – 8

Characteristics: Purplish-pink blooms in April – June. Use in containers, borders or hedges.

Water & Soil: Prefers rich, medium moister, well draining soil. Water daily in extreme heat.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

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Weigela 'Dark Horse'

Member of the honeysuckle family and native to Asia, this mounding, upright, arching shrub with few that rival them. With profuse clusters of tubular flowers blooming in a large array of colors especially favorited by humming birds and pollinators a like.

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