Pinky Bells® Abelia x
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. The information on this page is for reference only.
Enjoy the largest flowers on any abelia!
Pinky Bells® abelia grows as a tight and tidy mound of glossy foliage, bearing extra large pink-violet blooms all summer long. New growth flushes red for an extra-colorful display. This abelia is an excellent choice for edging beds or for strategically siting at corners or curves. Its elegant fountain-like habit makes it especially well-suited to planting along or atop walls where its big bell-shaped flowers can be truly appreciated.
Top reasons to grow Pinky Bells abelia:
- Shade tolerant and deer-resistant
- Extra large flowers for months every summer
- low-growing and tidy habit means little care is needed to keep it looking greatLong BloomingResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Lawn SubstituteUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
With its low-growing, neat habit, Pinky Bells™ abelia needs little trimming to stay looking great. Once the plant has been growing a few years, you may want to trim out any dead wood in early spring, just as the new growth begins to appear (this lets you clearly see what is alive and what isn't). If the plant needs pruning, do so in spring.
If you wish, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.
Plant where it gets at least a few hours of sun each day for the most flowers and the bushiest growth.Pinky Bells® Abelia x 'Lynn' USPP 20,604