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Abelia x grandiflora 'Mardi Gras'

(Mardi Gras Abelia)

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$29.95
Hardiness Zones:
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Quick Overview:

A festival of color splashes across the foliage of this compact semi-evergreen shrub. In spring, the new growth is tipped in bright pink which softens to a sparkling mound of creamy white and green leaves. In early summer, lightly fragrant shell pink flowers appear; these flowers dot the shrub extending its bloomtime from summer until early fall. Unlike many of the other variegated abelias, Abelia ‘Mardi Gras’ is a strong grower and is not prone to losing its variegation over time. Use it as an accent shrub to add a touch of unusual color to the landscape. Its fine foliage will set off the garden’s bolder leaved plants. Add it to perennial plantings to provide structure and background, or use it in container plantings.

Details

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Prefers moist, organically rich soils which drain well. Blooms on new wood, so prune as needed (e.g., remove stems lost to winter and, if desired, thin to the ground up to 1/3 of old stems) in late winter to early spring.

Additional Information

Common Name Mardi Gras Abelia
Botanical Name Abelia x grandiflora 'Mardi Gras'
Container/Amount 3 gallon
Plant Category Shrub
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
Hardiness Zone 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Height 2 to 3 ft.
Width 4 to 5 ft.
Growth Rate Average
Light Requirements Sun, Part-sun, Part-shade
Soil Condition Well-drained
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period Spring through Sunmmer
Flower Color pink
Fragrance Yes
Foliage Color Variegated white/green
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant Yes

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