Sunshine Daydream Abelia
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Sunshine Daydream Abelia

Sunshine Daydream Abelia

$57
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Abelia x Grandiflora 'Sunshine Daydream' PP#21929

 

Anyone who likes the Grateful Dead should have this plant in their garden, as it shares its name with the Dead's documentary film made in 1972. Music aside, this abelia is another addition from the Garden Debut series. Sunshine Daydream has pink-edged, yellow leaves with green centers borne on red stems. White blooms emerge in September which turn pink as the season progresses. Its naturally mounding shape and relatively small size make it suitable as a front-of-the-border shrub or along a walkway. Often used as foundation planting, in a grouping, or in a container, the variegated foliage of this compact shrub is sure to shine in your garden! 

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

I especially love planting and lightly colored dwarf abelia in front of larger dark green shrubs, the dark green leaves help pop the yellow color making a great contrast. Encore Azaleas would be a great choice since they bloom early while the abelia blooms in September. I recommended a few in the "Goes Well With" below.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Fall
Sun: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1
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