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Image courtesy of Greenleaf Nursery

Image courtesy of Greenleaf Nursery

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16988 Plant propagation prohibited


Buy Kaleidoscope Abelia online. Kaleidoscope Abelia is one of the most popular varieties of Abelia in the gardening market today. It features multiple colors of variegation through each leaf that gardeners can easily see where this plant gets its name. Foliage color ranges from creamy white to red, yellow to orange, and shades of green. It has white, bell shaped flowers that burst from their pink buds in late summer and keep going well into autumn.For more photos and growing information on this plant click here.


2-3 Feet


3-4 Feet

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Plant Characteristics

Plant Introduction
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Plant Type
  • Flowering Shrub
Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Shade
Southern States Exposure
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant Flowers
  • Foliage Color
  • Spring Flowering
Growth Rate
  • Fast
Flower Color
  • Multi
  • White
  • Light Pink
Foliage Color (Spring)
  • Orange
  • Multi / Variegated
  • Pink
  • Dark Yellow / Gold
  • Red
  • Green
Foliage Color (Summer)
  • Orange
  • Multi / Variegated
  • Green
  • Red
  • Dark Yellow / Gold
  • Pink
Foliage Color (Fall)
  • Orange / Brilliant Orange
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Multi / Variegated
  • Red / Brilliant Red
  • Dark Yellow / Gold
Foliage Color (Winter)
  • Semi-Evergreen
  • Dark Green
Soil Type Preference
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
  • Well Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Moist
Nature Attraction
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Bees / Honey Bees
Seasons of Interest
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Year Round
  • Late Summer / Early Fall
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
Best Usages
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
  • Understory Planting
Best Characteristics
  • Flower
  • Foliage
Recommended Planting Time
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Propagation Method
  • Cutting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Abelia is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Abelia can be evergreen in warmer climates.