Weigela 'Rumba'
Common Name: weigela
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to September
Bloom Description: Red with yellow throat
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Colorful
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Clay Soil

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

A compact, densely rounded, deciduous shrub growing only to 3' tall with a similar spread. Primarily grown for its profuse, funnel-shaped, wine-red/yellow-throated flowers and its elliptic to obovate, purple-edged, yellowish-green foliage (to 4" long). Bloom occurs singly or in clusters all along the branches of the previous year's growth, frequently covering the entire shrub with flowers in June-July, with a less showy, intermittent repeat bloom occurring throughout the remaining summer.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Effective when massed or grouped in the shrub border. Also useful as a hedge or foundation plant.