USDA Zones: 8 - 10
Height: 24 - 30 inches
Width: 18 - 22 inches
Bloom Season: Early spring to late winter
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, but well drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: Yes
Latin Name: Abutilon hybridum
Abutilon (Abutilon Hybridum Bellvue Mix) - This lovely Flowering Maple has early blooms and vivid colors! Abutilon blooms, when full-sized, will stand out from across the garden! This flowering maple plant will provide brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow from spring until frost. You just can't find an easier, more beautiful source of color indoors or out which can be grown from flower seeds! The flowers are 3 inches across and have a crepe-paper feel, somewhat like Hibiscus. You won't believe how many flowers you get on each and every plant grown from Abutilon seeds.
Flowering Maple is also called Parlor Maple because it makes a lovely house plant, and this variety can also be used for containers. Very free-blooming and easy to care for, it asks for only a sunny window and a periodic feed. Abutilon Hybridum is superb for the garden, too. Low enough to edge a pathway or dazzle in the front of the border, it's a nice accent plant for the patio as well and so easy to grow from flower seeds. Tolerant of partial shade where summers are long and hot, it grows quickly and lushly from Abutilon seeds. You will love this garden standout grown from flower seeds!
Abutilon care includes providing nutrients every other week if grown in a container or every month if grown in the garden. Use a well-balanced liquid fertilizer. Pruning is also important if the plant becomes too tall or gangly. Prune it back to a leaf joint to encourage more branching. If grown outdoors, prune in the early spring.
Abutilon puts forth an abundance of blooms throughout the growing season and is easy to maintain!
How to Grow
Plant these seeds 8 weeks before last expected frost. It is ideal to soak abutilon seeds for a few hours before planting. Fill starter trays with moistened starting soil. Press the seeds into the soil and barely cover. Loosely cover the trays with clear plastic, then place in a warm window. Mist the seeds daily until germination, which will occur in 28-42 days. Once seedlings emerge, remove the plastic and continue to grow in the window. Once outdoor temperatures have warmed, harden off the seedlings for 7-10 days and then transplant outdoors.
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil: moist but well-drained w' pH 5.8-6.8
- Sowing rate: 3-4 seeds per plant
Abutilon is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 8 through 10. This bellvue mix features a variety of colorful blooms rather than a uniform color. It is a great addition to both the home and garden!
- Bloom color: mix
- Bloom season: early spring to late winter
- Plant height: 24-30 inches