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Rainbow Sensation® Weigela

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About Rainbow Sensation® Weigela

Rainbow Sensation® Weigela, also known as Weigela florida ‘Kolmagira,’ is a deciduous shrub that’s prized by gardeners for its colorful foliage and showy flowers. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this beautiful plant and explore its features, growing conditions, and care requirements.


Rainbow Sensation® Weigela is a compact shrub that typically grows to a height of 3-4 feet and a spread of 3-4 feet. Its most distinctive feature is its variegated foliage, which emerges in shades of pink, green, and cream in the spring and matures to a vibrant chartreuse in the summer. The shrub produces clusters of pink, trumpet-shaped flowers in the late spring or early summer, which attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Growing Conditions

Rainbow Sensation® Weigela is a hardy and adaptable plant that can grow in a variety of conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, but can tolerate a range of soil types and moisture levels. This shrub is also relatively drought-tolerant once established, making it a great choice for areas with limited rainfall.

Care Requirements

Rainbow Sensation® Weigela is a relatively low-maintenance plant, making it a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels. Here are some tips for caring for this beautiful shrub:

  1. Water regularly: Rainbow Sensation® Weigela prefers consistently moist soil, so be sure to water it regularly, especially during periods of drought.
  2. Prune as needed: This shrub responds well to pruning and can be shaped to fit a variety of growing spaces. Prune it in late winter or early spring to promote healthy growth and maintain its shape.
  3. Fertilize annually: Rainbow Sensation® Weigela benefits from annual fertilization with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer in early spring, just before new growth emerges.
  4. Watch for pests and diseases: This shrub is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Monitor the plant regularly and take action if any problems arise.

In conclusion, Rainbow Sensation® Weigela is a beautiful and easy-to-grow shrub that’s perfect for adding color and interest to any garden or landscape. With its variegated foliage, showy flowers, and ease of care, it’s no wonder this plant is a favorite among gardeners of all skill levels. Whether used as a specimen plant, border plant, or mass planting, Rainbow Sensation® Weigela is sure to make a statement and provide years of enjoyment.

Spacing Your Rainbow Sensation Weigela 

For a seamless planting, plant your Rainbow Sensation Weigela 2-3 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 4+ feet apart.

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Scientific Name
Weigela 'Kolmagira' PP20384
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Average Size
3-4'H x 3-4'W
Bloom Season
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