Trailing Abutilon (Callianthe megapotamica) in the Abutilons Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Callianthe megapotamica Accepted
Abutilon megapotamicum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Evergreen in warmest zones; north of zone 9, plant may only be root hardy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Light orange flowers with showy deep red-orange calyces
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: In the warmest zones, plant ceases to flower in summer; further north plant blooms in summer in ground
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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