• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Weigela florida 'Foliis Purpureis'

Weigela 'Foliis Purpureis'

Weigela 'Foliis Purpureis'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Weigela 'Foliis Purpureis'

  • Synonyms Weigela florida 'Purpurea'
    Weigela 'Foliis Purpureis'

  • Genus Weigela are bushy deciduous shrubs with simple, ovate leaves and small clusters of funnel-shaped white, yellow, pink or red flowers on short side shoots in late spring and summer

  • Family Caprifoliaceae / Caprifoliaceae

  • Species 'Foliis Purpueis' is a small, spreading deciduous shrub with ovate, dull purplish-green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, rosy-pink flowers paler within


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy



  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Chalk, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Easy to grow in most moist but well-drained fertile soils in sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late autumn and winter. Seed may sown in containers in a coldframe in autumn, but they are unlikely to grow true to form

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 2. Responds well to hard renovative pruning

Pests Susceptible to leaf and bud eelworms

Diseases Generally disease free

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