Diervilla GardenScape™ Merlot

Merlot GardenScape™

Diervilla Hybrid ‘G18-105’ PPAF

Extremely easy to grow North American native shrub. Bred for a compact habit and improved color. New spring growth starts out bronze, turning into vivid shades of orange, red, and burgundy for fall color.

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones

-30°F to -20°F USDA zones 4–8

Merlot GardenScape™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3–4' H x 4–5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Container

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Easy Care, Water-wise


Easy to grow!

Flowering Season


Merlot GardenScape™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established


Little to no fertilizer required; may apply controlled release in spring if desired


None needed, but if desired, prune in late winter or early spring


Tolerates most native soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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