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Nightglow™ Diervilla

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Turn up the drama with Nightglow™ Diervilla. Also known as Diervilla splendens Firefly Nightglow™ ('El Madrigal'), this bush honeysuckle has dark, moody burgundy foliage that becomes more vivid in the fall. The high-contrast flowers in yellow are trumpet shaped and frequented by both butterflies and bees. This tough little shrub flowers from spring to summer and looks amazing next to plants with chartreuse or golden foliage.

This is an upright multi stemmed shrub with a mounding form. It is small and compact, maxing out at 2 - 3 feet high and as wide. It is deciduous and hardy to zone 4. It is usually ignored by deer and tolerant of dry and clay sites. Because of their short stature, Nightglow works well in foundation planting for a pop of color, as a low hedge, as an accent focal point, and in containers. 

Nightglow™ Diervilla Care

Bush Honeysuckle grows well in full to partial sun and will exhibit more intense foliage color with at least 6 hours of direct sun. It is very adaptable to a variety of soil types as long as the soil drains well. It also adapts well to dry conditions and exhibits drought tolerance once established. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system. Apply a well-balanced organic fertilizer in the spring. 

Nightglow maintains a naturally compact, mounded shape that doesn’t require much pruning. To clean up any damaged or irregular branches, prune in early spring. Bush honeysuckle blooms on new wood, so you can prune away without worrying about removing next year’s buds. 

Nightglow™ Diervilla Spacing

Space Nightglow™ Diervilla plants approximately 2 feet apart to form a low hedge or dense groundcover. Increase the spacing to at least 3 feet for accent planting. Nightglow is a good candidate for container gardens, provided the pot is at least 18 inches in diameter.

Nightglow™ Diervilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring To Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Purple
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Bloomin' Easy
Common Name: Nightglow™ Diervilla
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.