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Abutilon 'Bella Pink'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Cultivar: Bella Pink

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Lily_love On Jul 4, 2008, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

These plants are known to be root-hardy (herbacious perennial) in our climate. I used to move this indoor every Fall, last year I left the pot and all outdoor overwinter. Surprisingly, it survived and returned with vigor. Pretty light pink flowers that bloom profusely at this time.

Positive bagel_k On Feb 15, 2008, bagel_k from Central, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very nice and easy plant. Needs part shade or shade outside, and will bloom all winter indoors if given enough light (south window). Mine grew to 30in in less than one year.

Positive SW_gardener On Apr 7, 2006, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've had the plant 5 or 6 years now and it's around 3 feet. Slower growing as it's a dwarf variety and won't get much higher then 12" if grown as an annual. I bring mine in every fall and it stays in a north facing window, blooming mainly in the early spring to fall. Makes a few flowers over the winter months.

9/2/07 - If growing this plant outdoors make sure it gets plenty of water. Very important!


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

Vincent, Alabama
Mesilla Park, New Mexico
Fort Worth, Texas
Lytle, Texas

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