Interesting Plant: Golden Jackpot® Weigela from Monrovia Plants

Golden Jackpot® Weigela 

Golden Jackpot® Weigela’s foliage is so bright, we have to wear shades 😎 Is this on your spring wish list?

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Interesting Plant: Golden Jackpot® Weigela  from Monrovia Plants  

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Perhaps the brightest weigela yet, this exciting new shrub shines with brilliant golden leaves that hold their color all season long, undaunted by summer sun. Prolific crimson buds open to deep pink blooms and last for nearly a month. A great border, hedge or foundation plant. Deciduous. – Monrovia Plants

Weigela /wˈlə/[2] is a genus of between six and 38 species[3] of deciduous shrubs in the family Caprifoliaceae, growing to 1–5 m (3-15′) tall. All are natives of eastern Asia. The genus is named after the German scientist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel.[4]

The first species to be collected for Western gardens, Weigela florida, distributed in North China, Korea and Manchuria, was found by Robert Fortune and imported to England in 1845.[4] Following the opening of Japan to Westerners, several Weigela species and garden versions were “discovered” by European plant-hunters in the 1850s and 1860s, though they may have already been known to locals.[5][clarification needed]

The British Weigela national collection is held at Sheffield Botanical Gardens; along with the national collection of the closely related Diervilla genus.[4] The German Weigela national collection, Sichtungsgarten Weigela, is in Buckow, Maerkische-Schweiz.[6] — Wikipedia

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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

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