Abutilon pictum

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 Abutilon pictum subsp. var.  Chinese lantern
Abutilon pictum flower
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
15ft 8ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Brazil
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 12
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, orange, yellow, pink
Malvaceae > Abutilon pictum var. ,

Abutilon pictum (Redvein Abutilon; syn. A. striatum) is a species of Abutilon native to Brazil and Argentina. It is a shrub growing to 5 m tall, with leaves 5–15 cm long, three- to five- (rarely seven-) lobed. The flowers are yellow to red, prominently veined darker red, with five petals 2–4 cm long.

It is a popular ornamental plant in subtropical gardens, and has become naturalised in Central America.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Abutilon pictum, Walp. (A. striatum, Hort., at least in part, not Dickson). Strong and hardy free-blooming species, with lvs. green or variegated , and glabrous or thinly pubescent, the middle lobe usually about equaling or sometimes shorter than the undivided part of the lf. and wedge-shape or tapering from the base: calyx about 1 in. long, cleft about to its middle, brownish pubescent: corolla less than 1 1/2 in. long, orange or yellow, veined crimson. S. Brazil to Buenos Ayres.—Has been confused with A. striatum.CH

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Abutilon pictum can grow in light shade or full sun and requires moist soil. It grows well in sandy, loamy and clay soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic soils.


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  • 'Thompsonii' - yellow-mottled leaves


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