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Abutilon striatum

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: striatum (stree-AH-tum) (Info)

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Grown for foliage

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

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive moondancermom On Mar 8, 2012, moondancermom from Brandon, FL wrote:

I have this plant in my back yard in Tampa, Fl and I love it!! The flowers are so beautiful!! It loves the cool sandy soil and filtered sun under the oak trees where it grows surrounded by ferns and angel trumpets.

Positive jkoalenz On Aug 24, 2011, jkoalenz from New Braunfels, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I would love to have this plant. Does anybody know where I can get them at? I feel in love with it and now I want one.


Julie Chambers


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

Richmond, California
San Francisco, California
Douglas, Georgia

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