|Size||3-4′ tall by 3-4′ wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||4 – 8|
|Sun / Shade||Full sun|
|Soil||Average garden soil, well drained.|
|Moisture||moist, but well drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, middle of the border.|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||A charming selection, before the flowers appear, Rainbow Sensation will brighten your garden with its attractive, variegated foliage. Dense clusters of soft- pink, funnel-shaped flowers bloom in profusion in May, as hummingbirds flock to harvest the sweet nectar.|
|Propagation Methods||vegetative cuttings.|
An old fashioned plant, Weigelas bring to mind some our most beloved memories; the fragrance of spring, a burst of pink or red trumpet-like blooms, perhaps a shrub flowering near your Grandmother’s doorstep.
In the last 20 years, a great deal of work has gone into breeding for new improved varieties. This new garden sensation represents a whole new class of weigela featuring gently arching stems that add grace to the garden. This compact shrub provides a rainbow of color, and the stems can be cut for flower arrangements.
This tough plant is especially suited for urban environments where it performs beautifully with minimal care. It is extremely hardy, and thrives in a wide range of growing conditions.