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Midnight Sun™ Weigela florida 'Verweig9' USPPAF

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Product Description
Sun Exposure Sun
Bloom Time Spring
Soil Conditions Normal, Sandy
Fall Color Orange, Red, Purple
Flower Color Pink
Mature Plant Size (H x W) 12-18" x 12-18"
Midnight Sun™ is unlike any other weigela you've seen before! Foliage on this tiny, petite shrub seems to be an ever-shifting show of oranges, reds, and purples giving you interest year round. Pink flowers pop in the spring!
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  • Mature Plant Size (H x W) Mature Plant Size (H x W): 12-18" x 12-18"
  • Bloom Season Bloom Season: Spring
Key features
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Birds
  • Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators
Planting Care

Planting and Care for Midnight Sun™ Weigela

Preparation
  • Midnight Sun Weigela has trumpet shaped blooms that appear in late spring to early summer. It produces tubular flowers in shades or pinka nd red, creating a striking contrast with its dark foliage.
  • The flowers are not only visually appealing, but also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden.
  • Extremely reliable and hardy.
  • Shield them from strong wind, which can damage flowers and “burn” soft, new leaves.
  • Encourage vigorous growth by setting plants in well-drained soil, including chalk, enriched with plenty of well-decayed manure.
  • Keep bushes young and packed with blooms by removing from the base one in three of the oldest flowering stems when blooms turn fade.
  • Plant March – November
  • Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and encourage prolific blooms.
Opening Plant Material
  • Bare Root - Cut open the bundle (top and roots are tied) and separate all the plants. Soak roots in buckets of water until planted. Each plant type will be labeled separately for identification. Do not expose the roots to sun. They should never dry out. Keep roots covered. All bare root plants must be trimmed when planted. 
  • Containers - Completely saturate the container plant by putting it in a larger container of water until the water stops bubbling. Remove the plant from the container. 
Planting Containers
  • Plant March – November
  • Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container, and at least 6" wider than the container on the sides.
  • Slide plant from out of the pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With a shovel or knife, trim the bottom 2" off of the root ball.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Adjust the plant height so the root crown is slightly higher than the ground.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased).
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.
  • Water frequently when newly planted.
Pruning - After Planting
  • It is not essential for container plants to be pruned after planting.
  • If needed, remove any dead or damaged branches and consider shaping the plant to tidy and compact appearance.
  • The vibrant foliage and blooms will benefit from proper pruning.
Pruning - Throughout the Season
  • Keep bushes young and packed with blooms by removing one in three of the oldest flowering stems when blooms turn fade.
  • Prune in July.
 Watering - After Planting
  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rain occurs.
Watering - Throughout the Season
  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.

Planting & Handling Help

Download our Planting and Handling Guide below to plan for a successful arrival and install of your plants. Be sure to water all plants as soon as they arrive and every day until you’re ready to plant. Keep any bare root bundles in a shady, cool spot with the roots covered at all times.

Learn More

Watch our videos on handling bare root plants, how your order is prepared for shipment and more.

Plant Sizing

What is the difference between Containers, Grow Bags, Bare Root, and Balled & Burlap (B&B)?

Shipping Times

Our FedEx and local shipping times depend on two factors, one is by the region and the second is the type of product being shipped. For example, small fruits are only shipped in spring, but majority of our perennials are shipped from spring until fall. Keep in mind the dates below act as a general guide. Due to unpredictable weather, staffing, inventory and industry demands these timelines can change. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any of these times.

 

Shipping Dates by Region*

 

Northern Cold Region: April 22nd - November 7th

Northern Region: April 15th - November 7th

Middle Region: April 1st - November 7th

Southern Region: March 15th - November 7th

Local Delivery (small radius from Waterloo, WI): April 22nd - November 7th

 

Shipping Dates by Season*

 

Spring Shipping: Region Start Date (above) - May

Fall Shipping: September - November

 

Due to unpredictable weather, these times may vary. Some varieties are exceptions due to heat and plant health reasons. Enter your shipping zip code at the top of this page and be sure to check the shipping information on each product before you add it to your cart. If the product is too large or restricted in your state, you will not be able to checkout with that item in your cart.