PlantHaven International Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA in conjuction with Panoramic Farm, the breeder of Abelia Kaleidoscope, introduce "the newest, strongest choice in a white variegated abelia", Abelia Radiance.

Radiance stands out above others because of its outstanding foliage, flower, vigor, and multi-season interest. During the growing season, beautiful silvery-green and creamy white variegated foliage is held on bright red stems. Beginning in late summer, plants are covered with small, trumpet shaped, fragrant flowers that are a favorite of butterflies.

Plants are more compact than other white variegated Abelia in the marketplace, and offer consistent color year round. Because of its tidy, mounded habit, and low maintenance characteristics, Radiance is perfect for traditional or contemporary gardens, mass plantings, or containers.

  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP# 21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP# 21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP# 21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP# 21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP# 21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP# 21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP# 21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' PP#21,929

The combination of Abelia Radiance's white and silvery-green variegated foliage along with red stems, give the plant outstanding color and impact year round.

In the spring, new growth emerges bright green with creamy white margins, and by mid-summer matures to medium green with pure white edges. Winter coloration remains variegated with some of the leaves being tinged with soft pink along the margins.

As an added bonus, white, trumpet shaped, fragrant flowers cover the plant in late summer. Plants are deer, drought, and disease resistant, having a dense, mounded habit. Performance is best in full sun with well-drained soil.

 

Botanical Name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' (U.S. Plant Patent #21,929)
Common Name:
Radiance Abelia                                                                                                                                                                Hardiness: USDA Zones 6-9
Foliage:
Colorful white and green variegated leaves
Flowers:
White, tubular, fragrant
Bloom Time:
Late summer - fall
Light Requirements:
Full sun to part shade
Mature Size (H x W):
2-3' x 3-4'
Soil Conditions:
Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil

Botanical Name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance' (U.S. Plant Patent #21,929)
Common Name: Radiance Abelia

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Looking for a dwarf, low maintenance, evergreen shrub that flowers and has colorful variegated foliage year round? Radiance Abelia has all of that and more. Perfect for foundation plantings, mixed borders, or containers, Radiance Abelia will make a show stopping addition to your landscape.

Foliage: Colorful white and green variegated leaves
Flowers:
White, tubular, fragrant
Bloom Time:
Late summer-fall
Light Requirements:
Full sun to part shade (foliage color and flowering is best in full sun)
Mature Size (H x W):
2-3' x 3-4'
Soil Conditions:
Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil
Hardiness:
USDA Zones 6-9

 Planting Tips:

1. Plants exhibit best foliage color when planted in full sun.
2. An organic, well-drained, acidic soil is preferred.
3. The planting hole should be twice as wide and slightly deeper than the root ball.
4. Remove the plant from the container and loosen any tangled roots.
5. Upon installation, the top of the root ball should be slightly above ground level.
6. Backfill the hole ¾ full with loose organic soil and water thoroughly to remove any air pockets.
7. Finish filling the hole with soil and pack lightly.
8. Add a thick layer of organic mulch to help maintain even moisture until the plant is well established.
9. Take care to keep the mulch away from the base of the plant.