Stems covered in bell-shape flowers in late spring to early summer. Pefect for mixed shrub borders and backgrounds. There are new varieties that also have flashy foliage in shades of gold, green, white, and rose for a season-long spectacle. Sizes range from vigorous 6-foot shrubs to very compact varieties well suited to mingling with perennials. Weigela likes well-drained soil in full sun with adequate water, but it will also tolerate drier soils and partial shade.