Sunday, January 24, 2010

'Lemon Lime' Abelia

I've wobbled back and forth in my head about this plant.  Do I like it?  Do I not like it?  Well, yes and no.  I LOVE the variegated foliage which is a lemon-lime color.  I'm not so hot on the pale pink flowers it produces in the Spring though.  I just don't like the color combination of pink with lemon and lime.  While the pink blossoms on the dark green glossy Abelia are lovely, they just seem out of place on this variety.  I've made my decision though, and I LOVE this plant!  It has performed very well with our unusually cold winter, and the foliage is very striking right now when everything else is dull and boring.  This plant reaches 24-36 inches tall and loves full sun.  I've already mentioned how well its done in our cold, but it thrives in our heat as well.  So, it's official!  I'm a fan!

This plant made my day!  How 'bout yours?


  1. Isn't it funny that if you ignore the pale pink flowers that this would be perfect for you? The foliage is beautiful. My perfect plant is Eremophila 'Valentine'. It is low-maintenance, the foliage looks great year-round and it produces red flowers winter through spring.

  2. I love it..I think it is beautful!

  3. The yellow-on-green foliage plants are starting to grow on me. But then, foliage plants in general are just starting to grow on me, I'm such a flower person. I need to branch out. Pardon the pun :)

  4. Make me a fan too! I love the foliage, and the flowers are secondary. But I like the flowers too, and I don't mind the color combo at all.

  5. I agree, it's a wonderful plant. I would say - cheerful!


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