One look at the extravagant red blooms, and this exclusive Weigela from the Date Night™ series will make your heart beat a little faster. Maroon Swoon blooms an abundance of gorgeous bell-shaped flowers, and has rich, green foliage that contrasts for a stunning effect.
It’s a product of the top Weigela breeding program in the world, and an exceptional performer.
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 Date Night™ 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.
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™ Maroon Swoon™ 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.
**Important tip: Trim about two inches off the branches, and try to keep the mounding shape the best you can. It doesn’t have to be perfect – next year’s rich green leaves will do a nice job of making things look even!
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™ Maroon Swoon™. We’ll send you a friendly, seasonal reminder when it’s time to mulch, fertilize or prune your plant. It’s bloomin’ easy!