Low maintenance, Weigela Ebony and Ivory ground cover can be planted in any fertile, well drained soil. They are pretty drought resistant once established but are happiest with a regular supply of water during dry summers, though try to avoid the soil becoming waterlogged.  For best results plant them in full sun (they will tolerate semi-shade but may produce less flowers). Deadhead after flowering to encourage repeat blooms and prune in mid-late Summer, (as Weigela blooms on last years’ growth it is recommended to wait until after flowering), removing one or two of the older stems to the base and cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.

 

How to grow Weigela Ebony and Ivory

Position: Full Sun/partial shade

Foliage: Deciduous

Soil and site: Fertile, well drained

Flowering time: May to June

Growth rate: Moderate to fast

Ultimate height and spread: 50cm with an average spread up to 80cm

Hardiness: Hardy

Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Deadhead after flowering to encourage repeat blooms and prune in mid- late Summer after flowering, removing one or two of the older stems to the base and cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.