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Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’

The leaf variegation of ‘Kaleidoscope’ is striking and dramatic with changing colors emerge on bright red stems with lime-green centers and bright yellow edges. When summer arrives, the yellow matures to golden. The variegation does not burn or scorch in the hottest of weather.

Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’ is reported to be the longest-blooming of all the abelias. By late spring the entire bush is covered with soft pink buds that open to white blooms. The blooms keep coming well into autumn.

This versatile plant is frost-, drought- and heat-tolerant and a position in full sun brings out the most vibrant color changes in the leaves. It is eye-catching as a container specimen in a small garden, good for a formal or informal hedge, distinctive as an accent plant and spectacular in mass plantings.

 

 

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: Zone 6 (-10°F or -23°C)
Height: 12 to 24-inches
30 to 61-centimeters
Spread: 6 to 24-inches
15 to 61-centimeters
Seasons: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Flower Colors: Orange, Gold
Foliage Colors: Green, Rust, Gold
Light Levels: Sun
Growth Habit: Upright, Upright-Mounded
Usage: Landscapes, Gardens
Patent Status: PP 16,988
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

General:
 
Media: well drained soil
pH: 12pH to 34pH
Fertilization: Medium | 200 ppm
Light: High
Water: Moderate to Well-Drained
 
Propagation:
 
Rooting Temp: 50°F | 10°C
Rooting Hormone: Yes
Days Under Mist: 16 to 29-days
Pinch Before
Transplant:
Yes
Average Prop Time: 12 to 24-days
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’