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Golden Jackpot® Weigela

Weigela florida 'MonRigney'

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Golden Jackpot® Weigela (Weigela florida 'MonRigney') at Otten Bros. Garden Center

Golden Jackpot® Weigela foliage

Golden Jackpot® Weigela foliage

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Golden Jackpot® Weigela (Weigela florida 'MonRigney') at Otten Bros. Garden Center

Golden Jackpot® Weigela flowers

Golden Jackpot® Weigela flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Jackpot® Weigela (Weigela florida 'MonRigney') at Otten Bros. Garden Center

Golden Jackpot® Weigela

Golden Jackpot® Weigela

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Brand:  Monrovia

Description:

A brilliant spring-flowering shrub, which features showy pink trumpet-shaped flowers over stunning golden leaves that hold their color all season; attracts hummingbirds; perfect as a color accent for general garden use; needs full sun

Ornamental Features

Golden Jackpot® Weigela features showy clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with lavender overtones along the branches from mid spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. It has attractive gold foliage with hints of lime green which emerges yellow in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Jackpot® Weigela is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Jackpot® Weigela is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Golden Jackpot® Weigela will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Golden Jackpot® Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features