• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Summer through Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-BE-lia gran-di-FLO-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 35
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer through Early Fall
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesLong Bloom Season
    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); Barberry (Berberis); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Requires less frequent waterings when established; supplement during hot, dry spells. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter/early spring to shape. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring.Pruning time: 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: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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