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cestrum_SEQ wrote: Two abutilons, the Bunnings red and a seedling pink flowering for the first time after being sown 13 months ago.
Chrissy, you were right about my Bunnings abutilons! They had just generic abutilon labels, and cost only $4.95 each for a small plant laden with blooms, but they must indeed be the dwarf Bella cultivars--look at the difference between the two. The red one has a much larger, more erect flower; the pink hangs its head straight down (I'm holding it upright in the photo) and is significantly smaller. Plus, the leaves of the seedling pink are noticeably larger than the red one. The great irony is that I thought the seeds were for the dwarf Bella cultivars until I accidentally re-read the original packet and realised they were from normal-sized abutilons.