Colourful golden variegated foliage shrub to 2m, with clusters of gently scented soft mauve-white flowers on arching branches. Foliage matures to a rich green. You can see the contrast between Francis Mason's gold leaves (left) and Grandiflora Dwarf's dark ones (right) in the images. Imperial Jezebel butterflies love the flower nectar.
Abelia x grandiflora (Linnaea x grandiflora) 'Francis Mason' DESCRIPTION: Colourful small neat green-lime-gold foliage with clusters of tubular shaped, gently scented soft mauve flowers. Foliage darkens to green with age. USE IN: Beautiful feature plant, well suited to rambling cottage gardens. Attracts butterflies. LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Tolerates dry periods once established. Frost tolerant. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit and flowering, fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.8 m H x 2 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.