More about Mardi Gras Abelia
An abelia with very dramatic coloring, Mardi Gras is a head-turner. The leaves are mostly white, edged in salmon-pink, with green centers. Winter foliage is more golden. An abundance of white flowers that attract butterflies are produced from late spring through fall. It grows to only 2.5 to 3 feet in height with an equal to slightly larger spread. An abundance of fragrant, pale lavender to white flowers are produced during summer and into fall. Has shown very good resistance to drought, insects, disease and deer. Butterflies and hummingbirds love the flowers!
It's dense, mounding habit make Mardis Gras Abelia a good selection for foundation plantings, around decks and patios, or in small to large groupings on slopes or in landscape beds and borders.
Plant Mardis Abelia in locations that provide well-drained soils and full sun. Abelias do not like constantly soggy soil. Shearing one to two times a year will maintain a more dense plant. Cease pruning two months prior to the first typical frost date in your area.
One of the most attractive and tough plants in our gardens!
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Thanks!January 22nd 2012
My Abelia looks great and arrived with no damage, thanks!!