Variegated Abelia
Abelia x grandiflora 'Mardi Gras'

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: Mardi Gras
Additional cultivar information:(PP15203)
Hybridized by Crowder
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

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:

Patented

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

Regional

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

Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)

Covington, Louisiana

Raleigh, North Carolina

Rolesville, North Carolina

Wichita Falls, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 9, 2008, plantfreak78 from Rolesville, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I've been growing three 'Mardi Gras' Abelias for a little over a year and I love them. The new foliage has a charming peachy pink color and the old leaves have a subtle creamy yellow variegation. It's not as bold and gaudy as 'Kaleidoscope' but it's brighter than the white-edged forms. So far it has a vigorous yet compact growth habit and no signs of reversion. And it was mostly evergreen through last winter.