Abutilon × hybridum

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 Abutilon X hybridum subsp. var.  Chinese lantern, Garden abutilon
Abutilon × hybridum
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 6 ft to 15 ft
Width: 5 ft to 10 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 8 to 11
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, orange, yellow, pink
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Abutilon × hybridum is a hybrid shrub in the genus Abutilon, of unknown parentage. The common name Chinese Lantern is often used, though the same name is also commonly applied to Physalis alkekengi.

It is a popular group of hybrids that are semi-tropical, frost-tender shrubs typically growing 2–3 m tall. The lantern-like buds open to solitary, pendulous, bell- to cup-shaped flowers to 8 cm diameter with five overlapping petals and significant staminal columns typical of the mallow family. Flowers come in red, pink, yellow, white and pastel shades. Lobed, maple-like, light green leaves are often variegated with white and yellow.

Uses: Beds, borders, pots, window boxes or containers.



Sow seed indoors in late winter and set out seedling plants after last frost date.

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