In Latin "praecox" means very early, and in fact, Weigela praecox begins to bloom in mid-April, two weeks before other Weigela. The fragrant clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers are a bright, cheerful pink, and the show generally continues for 4 to 6 weeks. Some people like it next to a doorway, so they can enjoy the fragrance. Others use it as a specimen or hedge.
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
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer