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Weigela florida 'Variegated Mystery'


Plant Type:


Weigela florida ‘Variegated Mystery’ (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – This is a large growing shrub with well-defined variegated leaf margins. The edges of emergent leaves are cream touched with pink maturing creamy white and in beautiful contrast to their dark green centers. Glorious clusters of pink and white-pink flowers occur in late spring. Very pretty. We don't know where this less commonly-offered cultivar originated. Anyone know?


6-8 ft


6-7 ft


Medium Pink


(4)5 to 8(9)
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
WEIVARMY Weigela florida 'Variegated Mystery' (5 pint Square - 68 fluid ounces / 2.0110 liters) $22.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Weigela florida 'Variegated Mystery'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Hummingbirds


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shrub Border
  • Massing
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Average
  • Draining

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Weigela

Common Name: Weigela

Weigela are easy-natured shrubs with spring funnel-shaped flowers in axillary cymes blossoming on 2nd year wood. Weiglea is happy in average to good draining soils in sun. All W. florida cultivars bloom in middle to late spring. They are useful, forgiving components in mixed plantings with either perennials or other shrubs. They are best planted with companions that offer autumn and winter interest as Weigela is coarse when the foliage drops. Originating in Japan our offerings are of garden origin except for wonderful W. subsessilis which is from China and flowers extra early in the growing season – long before W. florida. All of the following are cutting grown.