Weigela Briant Rubidor - Syn Olympiade
Weigelia Briant Rubidor, more often called just "Rubidor" is a very attractvie cultivar with deep carmine red flowers contrasting against the beautiful yellow foliage. The original species Weigelia was introduced by Robert Fortune in 1845 from China. It also occurs naturally in Korea and Japan. Rubidor can scorch in hot sunshine so it is best planted where it will be sheltered from strong summer sun. Can be grown as part of a mixed planting, as an individual specimen, or in a pot or container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.