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PlantFiles: Variegated Abelia
Abelia x grandiflora 'Silver Anniversary'

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)

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


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

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral BBrandon77 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).

Positive tenam 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.

Neutral Sheila965 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.

Neutral htop 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.

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

Also known as 'Panache'.


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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