Weigela - French Lace™
French Lace™ Weigela, weigela florida 'Brigela' (PP12,666), is a new weigela that has an abundant amount of ruby-red flowers blooming in summer.
Striking lime-yellow leaf margins on green leaves provide a dramatic backdrop for these ruby-red flowers. The foliage of French Lace™ has orange and red overtones in fall.
This weigela is a real stand-out in the garden, and has an awesome effect when planted in mass.
It forms a rounded shrub that grows 4-5 feet tall and as wide. This large upright form makes an ideal high profile accent plant.
French Lace™ is equally suited for the background of perennial beds or to cloak unattractive fence lines. This weigela is also good as a shrub border, foundation or specimen plant.
A deciduous shrub, it requires full sun. One should also follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
* Fall color
* Accent plant
* Profuse bloomer
Love it! Review by Junie
I have one Shining Sensation Weigela positioned diagonally behind the French Lace Weigela. The nearly chartreuse foliage on the French Lace looks stunning in contrast to the deep dark Shining Sensation, and the bright leaves beautifully complement the vibrant pink flowers. The French Lace seems very tolerant afternoon sun, whereas the Shining Sensation seems to prefer either more water or less exposure to high heat. I will certainly be adding more of these -- very pleased.
ABSOLUTE KNOCK-OUT! Review by Judi
WOW! WHAT A KNOCK OUT! This is by far my most favorite bush in my gardens. I have 4 types of weigela plus many, many other bushes (viburnum, burning bush, evergreens, dogwood, barberry, spirea, hydrangea, etc.), but this is my absolute favorite hands down! I also love my variegated weigelas, but this one I love even more. It's foliage color of dark green margined in light bright green (almost a neon green) provides a beautiful stunning contrast when the deep rosy red blossoms appear. Absolutely breath-taking! And the branches are loaded with blooms every spring! As with the variegated weigela, I have had mine bloom profusely every spring with sporadic blossoms throughout the summer. The hummingbirds adore all my weigelas and visit numerous times very day when there are blossoms to drink from. We planted this weigela and a variegated weigela just outside our kitchen window and next to our back deck, so we get many opportunities to see the hummers when they visit. The variegated foliage is beautiful even when the bush is not in bloom and provides an excellent color contrast and backdrop for my garden bed perennial and annual blossoms. It is a true knock out when it and my salvia Caradonna planted next to it with its deep, deep bluish purple blossoms are in bloom! I highly recommend this bush. I planted my variegated weigelas first, which I do love, but now that I have found this weigela I am disappointed I don't have enough room to plant more of them!