• 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 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact, Colorful Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer through Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-BE-lia gran-di-FLO-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Mounding, Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer through Early Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    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); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Barberry (Berberis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates dry spells, particularly in cooler regions. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter to early spring to shape, and apply a controlled-release fertilizer.
    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:
    2017 silver medal winner at Holland's Planterium trade show.