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Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus , Musk Mallow

Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus

Musk Mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South East Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Valued as an ornamental plant, due to its colorful and attractive flowers. The leaves are alternate, rough, hairy, heart-shaped or 3-5 lobed with serrated margins. Flowers are Hibiscus-like.

Cultivated for aromatic oil from seeds. Young leaves, shoots, and unripe seedpods are cooked as a vegetable.




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Abroma augusta , Devil Cotton

Abroma augusta

Devil Cotton
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Tropical Asia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

The leaves have an oblong shap.The seeds are contained in a cotton-like envelope. Dark, maroon flowers are formed in terminal panicles. The leaves and stems are covered with soft, bristly hairs that are extremely irritating to the touch.





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Abutilon megapotamicum, Abutilon vexillarium, Flowering Maple, Trailing Abutilon, Brazilian Bell-flower

Abutilon megapotamicum, Abutilon vexillarium

Flowering Maple, Trailing Abutilon, Brazilian Bell-flower
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Brasil, Uruguay
USDA Zone: 9-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Brazilian Bell-flower is a fun and easy-to-grow hummingbird magnet for the perennial border. In the garden or in a hanging container, it spreads to several feet wide in a single season. In the wild, Abutilon megapotamicum reaches 8' tall, but in cultivation arely exceeds 5' tall, and less when grown as a potted plant. During warm months, the plants are laden with cool 2" hanging lantern-like flowers composed of red calyces above the yellow petals, ending with its bright red privates dangling beneath... all carefully arranged between the thumb-sized green leaves.





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Abutilon pictum, Golden Rain Flowering Maple, Thompsons Flowering Maple, Bell Flower

Abutilon pictum

Golden Rain Flowering Maple, Thompsons Flowering Maple, Bell Flower
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South America
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Abutilon pictum is a fast-growing tropical flowering shrub is prized for its speckled, maple-shaped leaves and showy, coral-orange flowers. A beautiful accent or border shrub in frost-free areas, with an upright form that is easily espaliered against a wall. A showy container accent in bright patio or indoor locations, fun and easy-to-grow hummingbird magnet for the perennial border.

Thompsonii is a showy variety with golden leaf variegation and peach colored flowers with red veins. Great container specimen.





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Abutilon x hybridum, Flowering Maple, Weeping Maple,Chinese Lantern
Abutilon 'Fireball'

Abutilon x hybridum

Flowering Maple, Weeping Maple,Chinese Lantern
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Abutilon x hybridum is a collective name for several varieties. Upright, arching growth with maple-like foliage. Drooping, lantern-like blooms in white, yellow, pink or red in spring. Forms a natural trellis-like shape without training. This is a great container plant. Prune in early spring, and pinch tips to keep bushy.





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