The weigela dark horse is a rounded perennial shrub that is native to Japan, Northern China and Korea. Dense and compact, the plant can grow up to 3 feet tall and wide. Its leaves may be green, dark bronze, purple or almost black, and its flowers are pink or red.
The weigela dark horse loses leaves every fall and blooms flowers in mid to late spring. The plant does well in bright sun conditions and soil that is well drained with a USDA hardiness zone of 4 to 8. The plant is a food source for hummingbirds, but because of its lack of seed production, it is not suitable for seed-eating birds. The plant blends well in gardens with conifers and evergreens.