Syn. Diervilla middendorffiana
Native Region: Japan & China
Zone Range: 4-9
Preferred Climate: Semi sun to dappled shade; well draining humus rich soils
Harvest Date: Sunday 18 November, 2012
Seed count: 8-10
A unique sweetly scented yellow flowered Weigela...whereas most Weigela have white to pink flowers, the trumpets on this species are primrose yellow with a contrasting orange blotch at its lower petal. Its larger diameter flowers allows a greater variety of nectar seekers to visit in mid to late spring. Profuse bloom on new growth so with its fine branching and twiggy form it can put on quite a show. Grows to 2-3 metres in height with equal spread. Fast growing. Protect from strong winds.
Easy. Tiny winged seed. Thinly sow on a prepared surface medium of finely milled peat moss with some sand. Mist seed into surface. Use a clear plastic cover to maintain moisture/humidity levels for prompt uninterupted germination. Should germinate in 14 days at 20-25C. Provide strong indirect light never direct sun. Alternately, place seed onto moistened coffee filter and fold carefully so there is only one layer of paper covering the seed to allow light to reach the seed. Place in a resealable baggie. Place seed side up to light. Keep warm, and watch for any sprouting seedlings. Unfold paper, prick out and transplant. Do not allow to dry out. I use this coffee filter baggie method for many fine seeded species including Emmenopterys.