Abutilon megapotamicum

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 Abutilon megapotamicum subsp. var.  Trailing Abutilon, Chinese lantern
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 8 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, orange, yellow
Malvaceae > Abutilon megapotamicum var. ,

Abutilon megapotamicum (Trailing Abutilon; syn. A. vexillarium) is a species of Abutilon native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It is a shrub growing to 2.5 m tall, with leaves 5–8 cm long, ovate to shallowly three-lobed. The flowers are orange-yellow with a red base, with five petals about 4 cm long.

It is a popular ornamental plant in subtropical gardens.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Abutilon megapotamicum, St. Hil. & Naud. (A. vexillarium, Morr.). Drooping habit: lvs. rather small, lance-ovate, acuminate, sharp-serrate: fls. 2—3 in. long, on short drooping stalks, the long calyx bright red, the protruding petals lemon-yellow, the column of stamens conspicuously protruding. Brazil, etc.—A strikingly handsome species, particularly for baskets and vases, apparently less seen than formerly. There is a variegated-lvd. variety. Generally misspelled mesapotamicum. Megapotamicum means "big river," signifying here the Rio Grande. CH

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  • 'Variegatum' - heavily yellow-mottled leavesAH


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