First Editions® Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela

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Even before the pretty pink blooms start their springtime display, you'll love the splashy variegated foliage of First Editions® Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela (Weigela florida 'Kolmagira' PP20,384'). Each leaf is decorated with a rainbow of color tones, including green, yellow, cream, and hints of pink! This compact cutie keeps your attention through the growing season!

Let this charming selection brighten your landscape with its showy flower power starting in mid-spring. Dense clusters of soft pink blooms are held in sprays above the attractive foliage. Each funnel-shaped flower is a beacon for neighborhood Hummingbirds, butterflies, and beneficial pollinators. You'll be so happy you made this choice when you see how popular Rainbow Sensation™ is with local wildlife!

These small, rounded shrubs are very versatile. Cold hardy and durable, allow them to become the mainstay of your low-maintenance garden! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, and grow to a neat and tidy 3-4 foot tall and wide graceful mound!

Planting and Application:

For a pretty pop of color, plant a pair of Rainbow Sensation™ flanking either side of your front door. Or grow just one in a large container on your porch, balcony or patio. Pop them into decorative outdoor containers wherever you need a little more "sizzle" in your scene. You'll pump up the look on your patio or pool deck with these charming shrubs!

Create neat and tidy rows or groupings, or as informal and low-maintenance low hedges for outdoor rooms and low privacy! Use many to decorate a wide, open area in a mass planting. Fill a wide open area with several staggered rows in a zigzagging planting pattern. Plant two feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Allow them to grow together as a special small hedge!

These hard-working cuties can even help you boost the impact of mature evergreens. Dress up your old plantings with a raised garden bed placed on the sunny side. Or, run a short row of these wonderfully colorful shrubs along your front walkway to greet guests. Plus you'll gain a gorgeous view, and provide plenty of nectar for your neighborhood butterflies at the same time.

Perhaps you are a traditionalist at heart but want to simplify your plantings. Replace the annual bedding plants with a mass planting of easy-care Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela in your rectangular Boxwood-lined planting beds. Add these extravagantly variegated beauties for an impact that lives large. You'll truly appreciate their carefree nature, soft pink blossoms, and intricate foliage!

  • Attractive Multi-Colored Variegated Foliage Display!
  • Cream, Green, Yellow & Pink Streaked Leaves
  • Sprays of Beautiful Soft Pink Flowers in Spring
  • Reddish Stems & Round Form - Stays Trim and Compact
  • Tubular Blooms are Hummingbird & Butterfly Magnets
  • Wonderful "Thriller" in Containers, Hedges, Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Weigela shrubs in full sun, because they'll need at least six hours of sunlight for the best performance and color. Provide soil that is well-drained. If you see puddles that remain long after a rain event, use them in containers. Or...create a planting mound with soil up to 18 inches high and three feet wide. Add landscape edging for a handsome raised bed. Give your shrubs a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system, but ensure it doesn't touch the main stems. Prune them to shape after flowering is passed. You can also easily rejuvenate your shrub with renewal pruning. Every other year, trim a few of the thickest, oldest branches back down to the ground level and remove them. You'll get the best performance from the young, thin stems.

  • Cold Hardy & Full Sun For Color
  • Widely Adaptable To Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune After Spring Bloom & No Deadheading Required
  • Easy to Maintain & Grow & Tolerates Urban Environments

These right-sized deciduous shrubs bring an easy-care style to small space gardens. Rely on their variegated foliage to deliver visual interest all season long. You'll love the high quality of our First Editions® Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela. Our expert growers take special pride in these gorgeous shrubs. Place your order today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant Weigela?

The Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela is a flowering shrub that appreciates well-drained soil with regular moisture access in full sun.

How big does the Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela grow?

The Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela can reach a rounded 3-4 feet in height and width in optimal growing conditions!

What month does Weigela bloom?

The Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela will bloom in the spring with a rebloom in the late summer through fall.

Are Weigela shrubs good for pollinators and hummingbirds?

Weigelas are vital pollinator-friendly shrubs and feed hummingbirds with nectar-rich trumpet-shaped blooms!

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Weigela florida 'Kolmagira'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Variegated Green, Cream, Yellow & Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No