Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Abutilon Bellvue Mix, Flowering Maple

Common Name: Flowering Maple

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abutilon

Cultivar or Variety: Bellvue Mix

Characteristics of Plant
Like the look of Maple leaves, but don't have room to grow a big tree? Than a flowering Abutilon may be a perfect plant for you to grow.

This plant has Maple looking leaves with large, beautiful, paper looking flowers that bloom and last for a long time. The flowers of Bellvue Mix can come in shades of reds, oranges, pinks, yellow and white.

It can be grown as a perennial in zones 7-10. Those in cooler climates it will act as an annual, but if grown in a container, it will make a lovely house plant during the winter.

Germination of seed can take a bit of time, so it is best to start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. The seed also may not germinate all at once so have patience. Gently press seed into soil and barely cover.

Life Cycle
Annual
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 10

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
24- 30 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Additional Uses
Containers

Image
(Image by poisondartfrog)
"One of Bellvue's pink shades"
[ Comment ]

Posted by wildflowers on Oct 3, 2014 12:56 PM CST:
This is a beautiful plant and flower! I haven't seen one before so thank you for showing.

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