Spark up your space
Spark up your outdoor space with the new Date Night™ Electric Love™ Weigela from Bloomin’ Easy®. Shockingly vibrant red bell-shaped flowers cover dark foliage for a unique look and rich contrast. It’s a product of the world’s leading Weigela breeding program and an excellent performer in the landscape. Because it’s compact and showy, plant it along a walkway, in mixed garden beds or as the star of a decorative patio pot. And because it’s easy to grow, you don’t need to know a thing about gardening to succeed season after season!
Weigela x ‘ZR1’, USPPAF, CPBRAF
Introduced in 2018
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:
1-2′ tall and 2-3′ wide, low and mounding
Loaded with electric red bell-shaped flowers against dark foliage. It’s the first red-flowered, dark-leaved Weigela on the market!
Planting and Care
Planting your Date Night™ 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.
Your plant will do well with additional water when it’s hot. But to see its fuller potential, follow these steps!
An easy way to keep weeds down around your plant, and to keep it moist with less watering is to throw a 2 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant – basic bagged “landscape mulch” from your local garden centre will do the trick.
Your Date Night™ Electric Love™ won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from a shot of good 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.
The best time to do a little trimming on your weigela is in mid-summer after the blooms have passed their prime and are looking a bit faded and dried. Electric Love™ is naturally low-growing, so will not need a lot of trimming to keep its natural shape.
Regardless of your gardening knowledge, you can relax. Use the sign up form above to receive regular updates on basic care for your Date Night™ Electric Love™. We’ll send you a friendly, seasonal reminder when it’s time to mulch, fertilize or prune your plant. It’s bloomin’ easy!