• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-BE-lia gran-di-FLO-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 35
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer to Fall
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; supplement during dry, hot spells. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter to early spring to shape, and apply a controlled release fertilizer.Pruning time: late winter to early spring..
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This variety, Sunshine Daydream Abelia is a Ball Ornamentals introduction, and was rebranded as Scented Blush™ by HGTV.