Rumba Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Rumba’)
Get ready to dance! The Rumba Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Rumba’) is a gorgeous deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and impressive foliage color! Your Rumba Weigela is a delightfully colorful shrub! Even its foliage offers something to the color spectrum.
Pollinators and hummingbirds love it! Each 4-inch long, yellow-hued green leaf features a purple-tinted edge and provides a dense backdrop for the colorful rosy cabernet flowers! It has a dense, rounded nature and no significant disease or insect issues.
Weigelas are gorgeous rebloomers and continue to bloom their wine-pink flowers until the first frost! Rumba doesn’t need deadheading and provides a remarkable show – from spring through fall! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, there is little that fazes this adaptable 2-3 foot tall and wide shrub!
Get ready with your camera because pollinators and Hummingbirds will flock to the beat of your Rumba Weigela, but deer will pass it by. Overall, Rumba is a very hardy shrub that works well in containers on your porch or patio! Both in planters or even just planted singly for a strong accent in your yard, it’s sure to stand out all growing season! Snip a few blooms for your cut flower arrangements, or just enjoy the flowers all growing season in your porch planters and adorning your driveway.
Rumba would be impressively planted en masse in a naturalized area of your home or on a small slope. It’s perfect for no-fuss informal hedges and foundation plantings that bump up the curb appeal with three seasons of color! Create vivid paths and walkways with these ornamental shrubs. Try creating a flowering hedge that screens your front yard from the sidewalk for just a touch of pretty privacy!
Rumba prefers full sun for best flowering but can tolerate some light shade. It’s adaptive to a variety of soil types and even does well in urban settings. Weigela shrubs do best in average garden soils and enjoy moderate moisture levels. Weigela does need well-drained soils but is not particular on the soil type. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture in the ground as well as insulates the root system from heat and chill. Very easy to grow and fuss-free, Weigela can be late to leaf out in spring, so be patient if you don’t see signs of life on your shrub.
Weigela won’t need much pruning, or deadheading to trigger a rebloom. However, if you wish to give them some pruning, just be sure to do it right after that first spring flush of color. Weigela does benefit from a renewal pruning every few years, with the oldest stems removed that are not as productive to keep the shrub dense, loaded in blooms and lushly covered in foliage. Under ideal conditions, Rumba will live up to 30 years!
For summer-long interest, even when not in bloom, Rumba Weigela is a terrific choice! Fit one or two of these semi-dwarf shrubs into your landscape today, and enjoy its seasonal impact.
|Common name||Rumba Weigela|
|Botanical name||Weigela florida 'Rumba'|
|Height||2 - 3 ft.|
|Width||2 - 3 ft.|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|