Palmer's Indian Mallow, Superstition Mallow
Abutilon palmeri

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abutilon (a-BEW-tih-lon) (Info)
Species: palmeri (PALM-er-ee) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Chandler, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Arroyo Grande, California

Lawndale, California

Poway, California

San Leandro, California

Yorba Linda, California

San Antonio, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 6, 2005, YLcalif from Yorba Linda, CA wrote:

Grows in dry climates but looks best with periodic summer watering. Soft fuzzy leaves are light grey-green. Plant is best as a background/filler element in a flower bed and can be pruned to just about any shape and height you wish. Pruning is necessary to keep it compact.

Positive

On Mar 27, 2005, Chuck1260 from Arroyo Grande, CA wrote:

Desert tough, beautiful flowers, interesting foliage. Gets about three to six feet tall. Not your average abutilon. Full sun, good drainage. Not fussy about the soil.