Weigela - My Monet Purple Effect (TM) PPAF / Size 1
My Monet Purple Effect (tm) Weigela

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Product Code: WEIPEF1

Weigela florida - 'Verweig8' My Monet Purple Effect (TM)
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Overall Description

My Monet Purple Effect (TM) is a Proven Winners upgrade from the original My Monet (TM) with purple accented throughout the cream and mint colored foliage instead of pink. Has great landscape value due to its very full, compact growth habit, relatively small mature size. My Monet Purple Effect (TM) Weigela has a two headed punch of brilliance from both bloom AND foliage. The amount of purple displayed will vary, depending on factors such as time of year, planting location / sun exposure. and even soil composition. In general, best color display is seen in location with part sun / part shade. Recommended sun exposure is a good 5 - 6 hrs of sun per day.

Blooms are typical of other Weigela varieties in shape ( trumpet shape ), and are bright purple / dark pink in color. Blooms begin in mid to late spring, and persist for a few weeks. Blooming can be prolonged, and encouraged again later in season with minor trimming & dead heading of longer branches & expired blooms.

Slow to moderate growth rate, and burst of color make this variety very desirable for many landscape applications. Compact growth habit which requires less trimming & maintenance than many Weigela varieties. Makes a great dwarf sized selection to just about any perennial flower garden, great as a foundation or foreground planting. Even looks nice when planted in group settings.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 18" - 30" wide

--Mature Width : 18" - 30" wide

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 4" - 5" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 7 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade ( recommended 5 - 6 hrs of sun exposure per day for best color )

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - very adaptable. Soil must be well drained though. Mulch well in fall & winter.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous broadleaf - foliage is green in the center edged with creamy white color which displays various shades of purple at times throughout the year, Foliage is rather dense & compact compared to many other Weigela varieties.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - blooms are trumpet shaped, typical of most Weigela varieties, but slightly smaller ( approx 1" in length ). Color is bright purple / dark pink - with a creamy yellow / white throat.

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious diseases or pests have been reported.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 4 feet apart will allow for a slight gap/space in between each individual specimen. Spacing can be widened if more space is desired between specimens, or tightened to about 2 - 3 feet apart if a continuous row is desired.

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--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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