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Abutilon megapotamicum 'Pink'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: megapotamicum (meg-uh-poh-TAM-ih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

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:

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Positive RichSwanner On Jan 16, 2004, RichSwanner from Citrus Heights, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Much like Victory,also by Monterey Bay Nursery, this plant has the more closed flower effect. Can be used in a hanging baskets,as well a smaller bush. Small on size, but just beautiful as it's other cousins in the Abutilon family.

Regional...

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

Calistoga, California
Citrus Heights, California
San Diego, California



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