The burgundy leafed plant in this combo is Wiegela Wine and Roses by Proven Winners and the combination is made from the following flowers: Gaura Stratosphere Pink Picotee , Phlox Intensia White, Petunia Supertunia Cotton Candy, And Wiegela Wine and Roses. This a full sun arrangement and the Wine and Roses and Gaura are perennials in my zone 7 garden.
I am growing Wine and Roses currently and love it. It survived the drought last year and leafed out early. No blooms yet but they are coming.
I wasn’t as pleased with My Monet. But this Wiegela is not picky or finicky. It is hardy to -30 degrees. 60 inches tall and wide. I have it planted in a spot that gets hot mid-day sun but shade the rest of the day. It does perfectly.
I can promise that your Wine and Roses will look like this also as long as you give it the required growing conditions and plant it properly. I believe that Limelight hydrangeas are planted in the background of the above image. The images in this series are stock photos from Proven Winners Plants used with permission. I don’t work for Proven Winners—just a long time fan and they send me plants to trial in the Spring. If I like them, I tell you so and if I don’t–such as the My Monet–I tell you that too. I tried My Monet twice and it dried up on me both times. It was planted close to the Wine and Roses. I feel Wine and Roses is a heartier cultivar.
Wine and Roses is at the bottom of this photo and surrounded by Diamond Frost Euphorbia. Wine and Roses is deer resistant too. I have lots of deer and they did not touch a single branch. I can’t say it’s grand dog proof as she tries to eat the branches.
Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types. It is best to prune immediately after flowering. Will flower sporadically on current season’s growth. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.
Shrub borders, grouping, masses, specimen plants, and containers.
Rosy pink summer flowers often rebloom. Rich dark purple foliage all summer. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds.
2001 – Gardener Selects
– Silver Medal
–Royal Boskoop Horticulture Society
– Gold Medal Plant
–Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
You can see it growing in my garden HERE. You will have to enlarge the photo. It is growing to the left of my front porch. See it in the top left corner of the photo.