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PlantFiles: Flowering Maple, Abutilon
Abutilon pictum 'Mardi Gras'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: pictum (PIK-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Mardi Gras

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Coral/Apricot

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

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Mottled

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive janonemillionth On Sep 23, 2012, janonemillionth from West Sacramento, CA wrote:

This is one of my favorite flowers. My dog picked it out at the nursery. I brought it home and planted it near the compost pile of leaves and other compost materials. It has grown furiously high, which I enjoy because it covers the compost pile near the house behind my bedroom window. So, I bought another one, it grew to about 10 feet high in only less than a year. Since it loves the compost, I think, I bury my dog's compost materials a foot around the base of them now. I think it works for me and my dogs. And, as an added bonus, there are hummingbirds outside my window.

Regional...

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

San Diego, California
San Leandro, California
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Richmond, Texas



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