Herb latin name: Weigela decora
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Edible parts of Weigela decora:Young leaves - cooked. They can be boiled with rice or millet.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:In sunny places at elevations of 100 - 2300 metres.
Propagation of Weigela decora:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in late winter or early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer. Softwood basal cuttings, 10 - 12cm long, in a sandy soil in a cold frame in early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 8 - 10 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. 20 cm long, November in a sheltered outdoor nursery bed.
Cultivation of the herb:In sunny places at elevations of 100 - 2300 metres.
Medicinal use of Weigela decora:None known
Known hazards of Weigela decora:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.