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My Monet Purple Effect® Weigela
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This perky colorspot will bring pizzazz to your beds and borders all season long! My Monet Purple Effect Weigela is a long name for a short plant that really packs a punch. Throughout the season, it will offer brilliantly variegated foliage with a complex color palette. The green-purple leaves are broadly margined with an irregular border of cream, and the new growth is infused with pink tones. As if the multicolor leaves were not enough, rosy-pink funnelform blossoms add another element of interest. They begin in late spring and continue off and on all summer. Wow!
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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Weigela is one of many popular American landscape plants that originally came from Japan. It was introduced to the West in 1860 and has been a reliable and colorful favorite since at least your great-grandparents’ time. These older forms often grow to be big and bulky, but a flurry of Weigela breeding in recent decades has produced a wealth of smaller versions, and people are falling in love with this classic plant all over again. My Monet Purple Effect Weigela (also known as All Summer Monet Weigela) was discovered in 2015 in the Netherlands as a random branch mutation of another colorful selection called My Monet.
My Monet Purple Effect Weigela is an offshoot of My Monet Weigela and is considered to be superior to the original. It is more vigorous and more floriferous than My Monet, and its creamy-edged foliage is less likely to burn in hot sun.
How to Grow
My Monet Purple Effect Weigela is undemanding and easy for beginning gardeners to grow. Just follow these steps. Plant it in full sun where summers don’t get too hot; in very warm climates, afternoon shade may be necessary. Soil type doesn’t really matter, but it must drain well. Water weekly during the growing season if no rain falls. You probably won’t need to prune My Monet Purple Effect Weigela much, but if you do want to shape it up, do so immediately after blooming is done to avoid cutting off flower buds. Growth will be best in cool-summer climates.
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