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Spark up your space

Spark up your outdoor space with shockingly vibrant red bell-flowers covering dark foliage for a one-of-a-kind look.

Because it’s compact and showy, plant it along a walkway, in mixed garden beds or as the star of a decorative patio container. You’ll have everyone asking, “What plant is that?!”

Weigela x ‘ZR1’, USPP#30065, CPBRAF
Introduced in 2018

Hardiness:
Zone 4, can handle temperatures down to -34 Celsius or -30 Fahrenheit

Likes:
Full sun, or 6+ hours of sun per day

Mature Size & Shape:
1-2′ tall and 2-3′ wide, low and mounding

Flowers: 
Loaded with electric red bell-shaped flowers against dark foliage. It’s the first red-flowered, dark-leaved Weigela on the market!

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Planting and Care

Planting your Electric Love® Weigela is easy:

Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.

Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.

 

Relax!

To get the most out of your Bloomin’ Easy plant, follow these easy care tips. Sign up for reminders (above) to make it even easier!

Water

Your plant needs regular watering to settle into its new home and establish roots. Give your plants a good soaking about once per week, and more often when it’s hot. Keep in mind that plants in containers dry out faster than in the ground. If leaves are wilting or curling, more water is needed. Use a soaker hose or drip system to make watering easier.

Mulch

Reduce watering and weeding by adding a 2-3 inch layer of organic bark mulch around your plants. You can find this at your local garden center.

Fertilize

Your plant won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from an organic all-purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.

Prune

In spring, after the threat of frost is over, give your Weigela a trim. You’ll want to at least trim off all the seed pods from last year’s flowers. This will encourage healthy and fresh new growth and flowers. If you don’t like the overall form at this time, you may shape it how you wish.

Relax

We understand that you want to create a beautiful, relaxing space to enjoy. This is why we focus on improved plants that require minimal effort to deliver outstanding beauty, as well as making it easy for you to know how and when to provide care for each Bloomin’ Easy plant you grow. You can do this, and we’re here to help!

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