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Weigela - Dark Horse

Dark Purple Foliage and Pink Flowers


The Dark Horse Weigela, Weigela florida 'Dark Horse' PP14381, is a new cultivar that is characterized by a superior compact habit, dark purple leaves, and pink flowers that contrast with the dark foliage. In combination, these traits set ‘Dark Horse’ apart from all other existing varieties of weigela.


This is an ideal choice for late spring color in combination with conifers and broadleaf evergreens. Will attract hummingbirds! This old-fashioned, flowering deciduous shrub has very dark foliage and deep pink flowers that contrast well with the foliage.


'Dark Horse' makes a great landscape plant, and it retains its color interest throughout the season. It is quite attractive when grown as a hedge. It will mature to a 2'-3' mound in full sun.


'Dark Horse' is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.


*Deep Pink Flowers


*Dark Purple Leaves


*Attract Hummingbirds


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Leaf color Review by DFG
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Dark Horse weigela has gorgeous dark purple leaves.
Great little bush! Review by Judi
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Weigelas are my favorite flowering bushes. This little gem is a wonderful addition to my gardens. I needed a small bush, but one that would command attention and add color throughout the summer months. This little bush fits the bill! It blooms a bit earlier then my variegated and French Lace weigelas, which makes for a nice spring blossom sequence. The medium pink blossoms stand out against the dark bronzy purple foliage. I like that the foliage remains dark throughout the summer without washing out in the hot summer sun. It brings a nice color contrast to the perennial/annual garden beds. Because of it's demure height it works very well mixed in amongst them and can be planted towards the front of a garden bed, where most bushes would be far too tall. While my other weigelas, after their initial spring time flush of blossoms, have produced sporadic blossoms throughout the summer I have not experienced this with Dark Horse. But, it is a fairly new bush in my gardens, so maybe with maturity it will preform the same feat. In the fall the foliage's bronzy undertone becomes a bit more prominent, which is quite beautiful. This is a great little bush that should not be over looked. I do recommend it.

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Plant Facts

Family Weigela florida 'Dark Horse' PP14381
Foliage Purple
Mature Height 2 to 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 to 3 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Mounding
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Pink

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Rating: 4.5/5 based on 2 review(s)
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