One look at the extravagant red bloom and your heart will start to beat faster. Maroon Swoon® offers beautiful, pollinator-friendly flowers contrasted by rich green foliage for a classy look.
This award-winner is a product of the world’s top Weigela breeding program and an excellent performer in the landscape.
Weigela x ‘Slingco 2’, USPP#26841, CPBR#5267
Introduced in 2015
Zone 4, can handle temperatures down to -34 Celsius or -30 Fahrenheit
Full to part sun, or 4-6 hours of sun per day
Mature Size & Shape:
4-5′ tall and 3-4′ wide, mounding
Dark red, bell-shaped, and fragrant (and it’s loaded with blooms!)
Planting and Care
Planting your Maroon Swoon® 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!