The Wine & Roses® Weigela, otherwise known as the Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 or White Japanese Wisteria, Wisteria floribunda ‘Longissima Alba’, Wisteria floribunda ‘Shiro-Naga’, Wisteria floribunda ‘Shiro-Noda’, Wisteria floribunda ‘Snow Showers’, Wisteria multijuga ‘Alba’, is a rather well known climber plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its high maintenance and moderate growth, this climber will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its purple colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this Wine & Roses® Weigela Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
In order to take proper care of your Wine & Roses® Weigela you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Wine & Roses® Weigela loves water once a week, and more when it is estremely hot.
- Light: Keep your Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Wine & Roses® Weigela in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Wine & Roses® Weigela is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Wine & Roses® Weigela belongs to the Fabaceae family, the genus Wisteria and the species Floribunda, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 (wy-GEE-la FLOR-ih-duh).
Other common Fabaceae species include Mimosa ‘Summer Chocolate’, Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud, Complete Guide for Blue False Indigo, Forest Pansy Redbud, Cercis Chinensis ‘Avondale’, Cercis Canadensis and False Lupine ‘Cherries Jubilee’.
As with other Wisteria’s, the Wine & Roses® Weigela is a deciduous plant, which means it will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
Knowing your plant’s native region is very useful, as it can give you tips on which environment is best for your Wine & Roses® Weigela. If you keep it in mind, you can try to replicate these conditions at home, and you’ll likely end with a healthier plant.
With this in mind, the Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 will be most used to the heat zones in the 3 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a and the ideal climate zone is between 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Wine & Roses® Weigela is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Wine & Roses® Weigela? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 can grow up to 10′ – 30′ (3m – 9m) in 10′ – 30′ (3m – 9m) and 10′ – 20′ (3m – 6m) in 10′ – 20′ (3m – 6m).
In terms of watering, the Wine & Roses® Weigela is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 loves water once a week, and more when it is estremely hot.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Wine & Roses® Weigela in soil with moist but well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
However, in our experience, the best solution to knowing the right amount of water for your Wine & Roses® Weigela is with the ‘thumb’ technique. Basically, you insert your finger into the soil, and based if you feel the soil moist or dry, you determine if it needs any water, which is the most appropriate way to go about watering your leafy friend.
The Wine & Roses® Weigela’s ideal soil potting mix is made out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Wine & Roses® Weigela requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this climber will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 in full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a deciduous plant, the Wine & Roses® Weigela will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), and during the summer (early, mid).
You can expect your Wine & Roses® Weigela to flower around the spring months from April to June (spring).
In particular, this climber is well known for its flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Wine & Roses® Weigela produces some beautiful pink, or pink and purple/lavender flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Wine & Roses® Weigela have a beautiful purple color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a compound (pinnately, bipinnately, palmately) arrangement in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 to be around (> 6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Wine & Roses® Weigela is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for drought and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 will be fine.
Does your Wine & Roses® Weigela have any garden recommendations? Does it serve any gardening purposes? Here’s how you can get the most out of your new plant.
Most Weigela Florida ‘Alexandra’ Can. Plant Breeders Rights #2642 owners agree that this climber will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of city and courtyard, and in informal and cottage styles.
In particular, the Wine & Roses® Weigela’s best location within your garden is in pergolas, wall-side borders, arbors, trellises, and in walls and fences, others use it for landscaping in a container, mass planting, border, cutting garden, or a specimen.
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Wine & Roses® Weigela, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.