The Weigela is an outstanding dual-effect plant, combining permanent deep burgundy foliage with vibrant pink flowers in mid-spring, and again through summer and into fall. It is a compact plant, about 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide, making it ideal for the front of beds in larger gardens, or as a feature in smaller ones. It is also very suitable for planters and large containers. The leaves are richly colored from the moment they emerge in spring until they drop in fall, without fading or greening in summer, as so many other plants with colored leaves do. The tubular flowers grow in clusters all over the stems, and they are attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds.