Dwarf Indian Mallow, Small Leaf Indian Mallow, Littleleaf Abutilon, Small-Leaved Abutilon
Abutilon parvulum

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: parvulum (PAR-vuh-lum) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hutchins, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 25, 2006, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dwarf Indian mallow, littleleaf abutilon, small-leaved abutilon, small leaf abutilon grows natively in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Neveda, Texas (as mentioned above) and Utah. It has trailing branches and triangular to ovate leaves which are 1-2 cm long. Its native habitats include disturbed areas, rocky slopes, dry plains, gravelly flats, foothills, grasslands and desert scrubs. The bloom color varies as shown above in the "Bloom Color" listing (the red is a brick-red and the orange a goldish-orange). Because it has a small, trailingly or sprawling habit, it may be grown in containers including hanging baskets. It is sutable for rock gardens, wildscapes and xeriscapes. (I have not grown this plant).

Neutral

On Aug 23, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Abutilon parvulum is Native to Texas and other States.