Suttons Deciduous Perennial Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ – Hardy Flowering Shrub
About Suttons Deciduous Perennial Weigela Florida ‘Polka’
Suttons Deciduous Perennial Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ is a stunning flowering shrub that adds beauty and charm to any garden. With its vibrant blooms and hardy nature, it is a popular choice for cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, specimen plants, and woodland gardens.
1. Beautiful Blooms
The Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ produces an abundance of trumpet-shaped flowers in various shades of pink. These blooms create a stunning display and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to your garden.
2. Hardy and Resilient
This deciduous perennial is known for its toughness and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. It can thrive in both sun and partial shade, making it a versatile choice for different garden settings.
3. Low Maintenance
With minimal care requirements, the Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ is an easy-to-grow shrub. It is relatively pest and disease resistant, making it a hassle-free addition to your garden.
4. Versatile Use
Whether you want to create a colorful cottage garden, attract wildlife, or add a focal point to your woodland garden, this Weigela is the perfect choice. Its compact size and attractive foliage make it suitable for various garden styles.
Caring for Suttons Deciduous Perennial Weigela Florida ‘Polka’
Choose a well-draining location with full sun to partial shade for planting the Weigela Florida ‘Polka’. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and place the plant, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water thoroughly.
Keep the soil evenly moist, especially during the plant’s first year. Water deeply once a week, allowing the water to penetrate the root zone. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.
Prune the Weigela in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and promote new growth. Remove any dead or damaged branches and thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation.
Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring to provide nutrients for healthy growth. Follow the package instructions for the correct dosage.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I grow Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ in a container?
Yes, Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ can be grown in a container. Ensure the container has drainage holes and use a well-draining potting mix. Regularly water and fertilize the plant to support its growth.
2. How tall does Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ grow?
Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ typically grows to a height of 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) and spreads about the same width. However, its size can vary depending on the growing conditions and pruning practices.
3. Does Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ attract hummingbirds?
While Weigela Florida ‘Polka’ primarily attracts bees and butterflies, it may occasionally attract hummingbirds with its vibrant blooms.