Weigela Rubidor is a super, long flowering variety. It has the most beautiful chartreuse green and gold mix of leaves throughout Spring and Summer, the foliage is accompanied by bunches of trumpet-like carmine flowers that are highly attractive to all pollinators. These are smashing plants that brighten up any garden.
Weigela Rubidor has an attractive vase shaped growth habit, with a multi-stemmed base that grows up and flares out in a gently arching manner. With their old-fashioned charm, and vivid colouring, Weigela Rubidor ground cover are very versatile and look fantastic planted towards the back or middle of a border where they provide a wonderful long season of interest. Try planting in between Hydrangeas and Peonies. Alternatively, they are very happy in pots and containers. Very easy to grow, they will quickly develop into a handsome shrub that makes a great moderately sized hedge up to 150cm.
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Low maintenance, Weigela Rubidor 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), It will respond well to hard pruning to strengthen the new shoots.
How to grow Weigela Rubidor
Position: Full Sun/partial shade
Soil and site: Fertile, well drained
Flowering time: May-June
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: To 150cm with an average spread up to 130cm over 10 years
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.