Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Abutilon 'Big Bell'
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Abutilon
Item #: 5810
Zones: 7b to 10b, guessing
Height: 36" tall
This marvelous Abutilon megapotamicum hybrid resembles the species, except on steroids. You've seen what steroids do for Olympic runners; you'll be amazed at their effect on abutilons. Each 3' tall x 3'+ wide clump is adorned with wide, pointed green leaves on long, arching stems. In each leaf axil, large lantern-shaped flowers magically sprout. Each lantern is composed of an orange-red top, a yellow curtain beneath, and bright red anthers protruding from below the curtain...imagine a flamboyant hula dancer in dire need of the late Dr. Atkins. Good winter drainage is important at the northern end of their hardiness range.