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Abutilon 'Big Bell'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Abutilon 'Big Bell'

Flowering Maple

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Item #: 5810

Zones: 7b to 10b, guessing

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


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.