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My Monet® Weigela florida

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 2'
Height
12" - 18"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    Pink spring flowers and green and white variegated foliage all season long. Dwarf plant needs no pruning. Season long color. Dwarf. Deer resistant.

    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for use in landscapes as an edging plant, mixed in the perennial border or in a container (plant in ground in fall.)

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well drained soil but is adaptable to many soil types. It is best to prune right after flowering ceases, but pruning is rarely needed. Slow growth rate. Will continue to flower sporadically on the current season's growth. Medium moisture. Browning leaves in early fall are a result of the plant going into dormancy earlier than most weigela. This is a benefit letting the plant shut down earlier and prepare for winter. In southern states, plant in a partial shade location.

    Like most variegated plants, occasional reversions to the original green form may occur. These should be pruned out as needed.

    This dwarf masterpiece is a sport of Weigela florida 'Tango'. It is the first dwarf variegated Weigela to be introduced. Its tight habit and colorful foliage make it very versatile. Variegation changes depending on light exposure - whiter variegation in shade and pink variegation in full sun. Possible applications include an artistic drift along the edge of an annual or perennial bed or as an accent piece in a container. My Monet creates poetic beauty in any landscape and adds a splash of color to semi shady areas.

    Everyone who has seen this beauty falls in love at first sight. Use it like you would use Coleus, to add season long color, but don't worry about replanting next spring. This little shrub comes back year after year.

    My Monet has won numerous awards, including a Gold Medal from the Boskoop Royal Horticulture Society and a Gold Medal from Plantarium.

    Absolutely love My Monet!! So much so, I've about bought all of the local nursery's supply, mixing them into my perennial beds. Proven Winners are my plants and shrubs of choice. Marilee, OH.

    My Monet® Weigela florida 'Verweig' USPP 16,824, Can 3,315
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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I bought My Monet weigela plant 2 years ago and it has stayed in its Proven Winners white container, outside each MN winter, as I tried to decide where to plant it, Not until this very hot 2021 summer did it finally go into the ground. It has stayed full and lush with blossoms each year. I can only imagine how beautiful it will look next year as it grows in the sun and develops another flush of flowers and tri-color foliage. Laura is right, love Proven Winners!!

      Cyndee Findlay
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 14 weeks ago
    • I’ve had two My Monet for three years, and just recently planted them in, where I hope is, their forever home. It took so long because I had to find the right light exposure to get good coloration. I first had them in full sun across the yard. Came home one day to dead looking shrubs. They were perfectly fine; the pink/green coloration just came across as light brown from a distance. Next I moved them to another sunny spot, but right next to the driveway. Still looked brown. Part sun at a distance helped, but part sun where they are planted close to a seating area is working the best. I’m getting more of the white variegation and they look fresher. I’m hoping this works because their form is beautiful, they are low maintenance (once they’re in the right location), and their size allows them to be tucked in easily.

      Cindy Olsen
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 15 weeks ago
    • The first year I put these in they looked awful and didn't bloom. I trimmed back the dead wood in the fall and fertilized them in the spring. Wow, What a difference a year makes! They are blooming and filling out nicely. I decided to post the care instructions (in general) for weigela's for those who are struggling. Don't give up, they are beautiful. I've planted ajuga beneath them, and the ajuga is blooming right now. A gorgeous combination! - Easy to care for and will reward you with light pink blooms late spring and early summer. - Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. - Light - love sunlight and should be planted somewhere in your landscape that boasts at least eight to ten hours of direct light per day. - Soil tolerant, but well-draining – mildly acidic or alkaline ph between 5.5 and 7.5 - At first need consistent deep waterings as they're getting until established - Fertilizer your weigela bush once a year in the spring, right before new growth appears on the plant. You can use a balanced liquid fertilizer to do so or opt for slow- release pellets. - Mostly pest-free cut can occasionally be bothered by aphids, spider mites, or scale insects. When an infestation is spotted, treat the plant immediately using a natural insecticide or horticultural oil like neem oil. (I read yellow solo cups lathered with Vaseline will trap aphids, place the cup mouth side down over a low stake).

      Cathy Downes
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 27 weeks ago
    • This plant was a total winner for about 5 years in a container against y stone wall with lots of sun. Then over the past year or 2 it has gotten fewer blooms so I'm thinking did I not prune, do I need fertilizer? is it too big for the container? I wish I knew the answer...

      marietta
      , New York
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Babied 3 of these shrubs for the last 3 years. Every year there is less and less of it and barely grows any new foliage. Now I have very empty spots in the garden and sadly will have to uproot and replace with something different. It is too bad because these are by far my most favourite looking foliage in my garden.

      CF
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • I purchased 2 of these initially and they did not do well where they were placed. I moved them to direct sun and added 3 more (total 5). I had to replace 2 of them already. So far in full sun 1 of the 5 is looking good, and when they bloom it is very few blooms for a very short period of time. I have decided that after babying them the remainder of this spring and next summer if they haven't done anything, they are getting replaced. Very disappointing.

      D Cummings
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I have replaced two of the three that I have planted in my front garden as they did not survive. South-facing garden. Last year was the first year that I felt they were thriving and growing. However, I will be replacing all three this year with something else as new buds are only appearing on a few branches of all three.. I am very disappointed as it is a very pretty specimen. As there is some growth, I plan to replant them in my back garden.

      Lynda Phillips
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 3 years ago
    • This plant has been in my garden for several years and has become my favorite shrub. The blossoms are pretty but the foliage is the star. I love it.

      Robin Maurer
      , Idaho
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • I planted three of these six years ago. They have not performed well. Little change in size over six years. Am at the point of considering removing them. Would NOT recommend.

      Julie Striker
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 4 years ago
    • I planted a drift of My Monet about fourt years ago in an area that gets very little direct sun and has heavy clay. It took about two years before it started to spread and look really good. However the colour variegation is good and it has spread very well. Spread is about 24-30 "

      Mary Trudelle
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
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