Weigela are generally grown for their prolific and extended spring bloom. With 'Wings of Fire', even though the lavender-pink spring bloom is lovely, the flowers are just a prelude to the foliage. Once flowering is over, the leaves begin to turn bronze, and over the summer deep reddish tints emerge. Come fall, you get the fiery red and gold that earned this bush its name.
Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love Weigela, and so do gardeners. For a plant that gives
you so much to look at, they're very easy to care for. No particular
disease or pest problems. No special soil requirements.No deadheading. Just give them
good drainage, reasonable moisture, and plenty of sun. Prune after
spring bloom...fall pruning puts next year's flowers at risk.
March - April, May - June
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer