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Weigela ‘Dark Horse’

Weigela florida

Weigela florida ‘Dark Horse’ has very dark foliage, a compact form, and deep pink flowers. The foliage color is sun and heat tolerant. ‘Dark Horse’ is a superior dark foliaged Weigela. Final height is half the size of ‘Wine and Roses’.

The flower color is very attractive against the purple foliage. Use ‘Dark Horse’ as an accent plant or hedge.

Origin: United Kingdom

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 4 (-30°F or -34°C)
  • Tight rounded habit 2.5′ x 3′
  • Glossy, dark purple foliage
  • Spring and Fall promotional opportunities

Patent Status: PP 14,381

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 4
Height: 24 to 30-inches
61 to 76-centimeters
Spread: 30 to 36-inches
76 to 91-centimeters
Seasons: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Flower Colors: Rose-pink
Foliage Colors: Dark Purple
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Growth Habit: Mounded
Usage: Containers, Gardens, Hedging, Mass landscape planting
Patent Status: PP 14,381
Origin: United Kingdom

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
1-gallon: 40 to 52-weeks with 1 ppp
3-gallon: 52 to 78-weeks with 1 ppp