Abutilon striatum
“Redvein Indian Mallow”

Abutilon striatum“Redvein Indian Mallow”

Extraordinary2” golden peach bell-shaped flowers conspicuously veined in red and clasped in a charming calyx dangle like jeweled ornaments from a mass of strongly uprightbranches year-round in USDA zones 9-11. Very EASY and FAST growing, it can reach 15’ or more, but with an annual cut back to 30” you can keep it in the 6-10’ range or pinch tips to promote an even more bushier form. So accommodating, it can be espaliered or grown in a pot. Pretty evergreen smallish maple-like leaves complete the picture. Choice as a background vertical growing over a fence or outside your side-yard window where you can enjoy all the hummingbird activity! Do grow in rich loamy soil if possible and side-dress with a 1-2” layer of compost every so often for a healthy appearance. 6-10’ tall and 3-6’ across. Returns from the roots in frosty USDA zone 8 according to internet gardeners.

Annie

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USDA Zones (8?)-11