Hopley Abelia. This sport from the common Abelia grandiflora was found at Hopley's Plants in Hertfordshire, England. It has pale pink flowers but also some of the brightest gold variegation in the genus. Since it is an A. grandiflora sport, it can get somewhat larger than other variegated cultivars, but it can also be kept at only 3' with only a couple of light prunings a year. It does well in full sun to part shade with good drainage. As with other Abelias, we have noticed no disease or deer problems at all.