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Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) 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: Light Shade
Danger: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Blooms all year
Other details: This plant is suitable for growing indoors Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood heel cuttings
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
In coastal southern California, these are woody shrubs. Three years ago, we planted two red abutilons in full shade under an overhang on the north side of the house, and two in full sun out in the open. Both were in well-watered, heavy clay. Now the plants in the shade are about six feet tall and seem to be constantly in bloom -- they look great!. The plants in the sun are only about half as tall, and don't look so good. I don't think the problem is too much sun because our summers never get very hot. Rather, the plants in the sun are exposed to a lot more WIND, which is the real bane of abutilons. The leaves on these shrubs are very delicate, and even a stiff breeze can tatter them. Hot, dry winds can also cause wilting and yellowing of the leaves.
I've found that abution makes a very attractive and long lasting cut flower, especially if you remove some of the leaves around the blossoms.
this plant is wonderfull and thanks you very much for your cares. It just needs some water and a good pot, and if your climate is good and sunny ( I live in Nice south of France) it will grow very fast and bloom all year long. Try it you will never have enough!
On Jul 28, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Of all the 'named' varieties of pictum abutilon ..this one is my favourite (o:
Large rich flowers and deep rich foliage colour make 'Nabob' hard to miss.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Centre, Alabama College, Alaska Citrus Heights, California Hilmar-irwin, California Oakland, California Sacramento, California San Anselmo, California San Leandro, California Santa Monica, California Yorba Linda, California Southglenn, Colorado Villa Rica, Georgia , New York Florence, Oregon North Bend, Oregon Ocean City, Washington