Why it's a standout: Weigela sports sumptuously colored leaves in shades of red, purple, gold, or cream, depending on the variety. And in spring, these beauties produce trumpet-like flowers in a range of pinks. The 5-foot-tall 'Wine and Roses' (shown) is a common favorite with magenta blooms, merlot-colored foliage, and a compact, rounded shape.
What it needs: Full sun; average, well-drained soil
Zones: 4 to 8