Taken early July 2002, before getting "leggy." What wonderful contrast of colors.
Thompsonii with the yellow specks on leafs and orange blooms
Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' --1 yr old
Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii' approx 2 yrs old
Recieved as a gift from a nursery, about 5" high,I planted it in a cedar planter that hangs on an outside wall. I didn't know what it was at first however it bloomed and was beautiful all summer. Still in November he leaves are beautiful. Seems to grow very well in Seattle~ Puyallup area of Washington. I am realizing now I need to move it to a much larger spot for it to be happy. : ))
I purchased this beautiful flowering maple in February. Unfortunately, the flowers died within a week of bringing the plant home! I would love to know how to get the flowers to bloom again! I would also love to get more specific information about how to care for this plant indoors . . .
Thompsonii flowering maple
Blooming at the Gaiser Conservatory greenhouse, Spokane, WA
Close-up of the flowers
One of the prettier Abutilons.
Growing happily in full sun in my front yard with lavender creeping up through it.
This sits on my deck all summer and in the winter I move It to the garage,In Spring after danger of frost I move it out side and prune It and this shows off nicely all summer.
A friend gave this one to me. I love the coloration.
Gaiser Conservatory, Manito Park, Spokane, WA
Casa Quinta de Bolívar. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens, an expert horticulturalist and plant enthusiast who gives lectures and classes around the USA as well as at Longwood Gardens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. Learn more about him and his love of all things horticulture at http://www.karlgercens.com/