The extraordinarily dainty weigela is a Japanese native in the honeysuckle family. With showy trumpet-shaped summer blooms that magically change from white to pink to red, her versatility makes her a favorite with landscapers of a variety of climates.
According to author Henry Mittwer, weigela flowers are employed in chabana, the art of floral arrangement for Japanese tea ceremonies. Certainly, the sense of joy they engender would be an ideal enhancement for a ceremony celebrating present moment awareness.
The blossoms on this tiny ornamental tree move through all three Valentine’s Day colors in perfect order: white (symbolizing pure new love), pink (symbolizing friendship and sweetness), and red (symbolizing passion and romance). Plant them in even numbers in your yard or spend time with one to draw more romance into your life.
Like all plants whose blooms feature five petals, the weigela is sacred to the Goddess. Place a bouquet on your altar or bring the tree into your yard to bless your space with Divine Feminine energy.