Abelia are tough, semi-evergreen, flowering shrubs that that work wonderfully as foundation plants. They bloom in the spring and keep their leaves year-round so you'll always have something to show with them! Abelia thrive in the sun, and need well drained soil. Abelia Funshine has a rounded dwarf habit with fragrant lavender summer flowers. It's glossy foliage emerges bright marmalade-orange then fades to green.