This is the old garden name of Diervilla, of which we now have many varieties. Diervilla rosea is quite as valuable as any in the list. Its fine rose-colored flowers hang in graceful clusters from the axils of the leaves and end of the branches, and the foliage is better than with most varieties if some of the old wood is cut out at the close of the flowering period each season. This keeps a supply of young growth that will flower freely. If a white-flowered variety is wanted the Nivea is the best we have tested.

Weigela (Diervilla rosea)

Fig. 101. - Weigela (Diervilla rosea). (After Maynard.)