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


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.


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.