Diervilla splendens 'El Madrigal Firefly Nightglow'
Diervilla splendens 'El Madrigal Firefly Nightglow' photo Bloomin' Easy

Firefly Nightglow Bush Honeysuckle

Diervilla is an easy to grow small shrub that is a magnet for pollinators. 'El Madrigal' is a new selection of Diervilla from Germany with bright yellow flower clusters in spring and dark red foliage that holds its colour from the first flush to frost. This Diervilla is suitable for mixed beds, borders and container gardening. It has an upright and mounding habit, and is more compact than other cultivars. It appears to be less shade tolerant than other Diervillas.

  • Height: 61-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Spread: 61-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-7
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring
  • Leaf Colour: dark red
  • Bloom Colour: yellow
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Diervilla is adaptable to most soils, including dry sites. It blooms on new wood making maintenance very easy. It can be pruned to shape in the spring without fear of damaging summer bloom. It is not invasive like some varieities of honeysuckle.

New for 2020 from "Blooming Easy"