Abelia Mardi Gras
Abelia x grandiflora
‘Mardi Gras’ arose as a variegated sport from a seedling resulting from one of Dr. Mike Dirr’s interspecific Abelia grandiflora x chinensis crosses. ‘Mardi Gras’ has attractive variegated foliage, with the new shoots emerging an elegant soft salmon pink, aging through salmon to creamy white with a prominent green centre. Range of coloration varies depending on the amount of sun and shade. Best colouration is gained in full sun. To complement the foliage ‘Mardi Gras’ is topped from mid spring with dark pink buds opening to tight pink blooms. Its unique foliage makes it an excellent focal point. The ideal choice for a low maintenance border or for mass landscape plantings. Hardy. 0.6 x 1.5m
Dark pink buds open to light pink Blooms which age to soft white.
Attractive variegated foliage new shoot emerge a soft salmon pink, aging to green with a white margin.
Mounding and compact habit.
Best grown in full sun. Will tolerate all but heavy, poorly drained soils. Tim back as required to maintain tidy growth habit.
Plant Variety Rights asserted.



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