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A blooming machine with maroon leaves and pink flowers.

Weigela Shining Sensation™

A blooming machine, Shining Sensation’s pink funnel-shaped flowers engulf the plant in May and June, and then sporadically bloom through summer. Shiny, burgundy foliage appears as though it has been polished, and contrasts nicely with the pink flowers.

It’s easy to see why Weigelia was a favored landscape shrub for grandma, and still rates on the top of the list today. A true performer, these adaptable plants offer months of bloom and often have attractively colored foliage. Funnel-shaped flowers are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, and long, arching stems provide a handsome architectural element to the mixed border.

This is a fast growing shrub with a gracefully arching habit, guaranteed to add season-long color and it's one of the first plants hummingbirds come to in the spring. The shiny burgundy foliage stands up to humid, summer heat and a profusion of pink flowers make this new selection even more special.  Shining Sensation is happiest in full sun in the northern states to part shade in coastal regions. This plant is being offered through the First Editions Plant program,

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Shining Sensation old fashioned weigela
  • Botanical Name

    Weigela 'Bokrashine'
  • Type

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    5-6' tall by 4-5' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    5 – 8
  • Light

    Full sun.
  • Soil

    Average garden soil, well drained.
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, middle of the border.
  • Propagation

  • Pruning

    Weigela flower in spring, so if they need any shaping or to have dead branches removed, be sure to do that before August, or right after flowering in the spring

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