Variegated Abelia 'Silver Anniversary'

Abelia x grandiflora

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelia (a-BEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Anniversary
Additional cultivar information:(aka Panache)




Foliage Color:



Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage



Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Redwood City, California

San Francisco, California

Walnut Creek, California

Marietta, Georgia

Rincon, Georgia

Troy, Illinois

Easton, Maryland

Halethorpe, Maryland

Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 11, 2014, BBrandon77 from Knoxville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Abelia x grandiflora Prostrata is the correct cultivar name. Silver Anniversary Abelia is the trade/trade-marked name for this plant. The patent is pending (PPAF).


On Aug 11, 2011, tenam from Halethorpe, MD wrote:

This is a beautiful plant and does great in a sunny spot. it has reddish branches and variegated leaves. Does seem to need a little fertilizer to give it a boost in the spring. but must be careful to remove solid colored branches because it can revert to solid green if left on plant.


On Jun 15, 2008, Sheila965 from Rincon, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I just bought 6 of these from Home Depot. They looked half dead so I got them on sale. :-) These look great in the front yard up against the porch with red mulch. We'll see how well they survive the winter. They are already blooming.


On Jan 30, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Variegated Abelia 'Silver Anniversary', aka 'Panache' (Abelia x grandiflora) is more suitable for Zones 8-11. In colder regions the plant may receive severe freeze damage. In some areas, it will die back to the ground. After this, it will not attain its natural height (to 3 feet) and width (to 3 feet) during the growing season reaching only about 1 to1.5 feet tall.

'Silver Anniversary' is a compact, mounding shrub with red-tinted, bright green leaves variegated with silver to cream margins. Its up to 3/4 of an inch blooms which appear on new growth are mildly fragrant. 'Silver Anniversary' is suitable as a specimen plant, a shrub border plant or as a foundation plant and can be used in rock gardens. It can also be planted in containers.


On Mar 25, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Also known as 'Panache'.