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 moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs full sun for best flowering and foliage color, but will tolerate very light shade. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Weigela is a genus of about 12 species of deciduous shrubs from East Asia. They are grown for their showy spring flowers.

Genus name honors German botanist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748-1831).

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

Good flowering and foliage shrub. Specimen or group for shrub borders. Also effective as a hedge. May be incorporated into a foundation planting.