The Main Plant entry for Abutilons (Callianthe)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Chinese Lantern
  • Chinese Bellflower
  • Parlor Maple
  • Chinese Lanterns
  • Mallow
  • Indian Mallow
Matching plants under this entry
  • Abutilon
  • Bastardiopsis
  • Corynabutilon
  • Callianthe

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Date: 2003-08-05
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2015-11-22
Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Date: 2017-12-11
Abutilon x hybridum 'Orange and Yellow'
Location: Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour, N.S.W., Australia
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-04-19
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-04-19
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-15
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-15
Uploaded by Calif_Sue
Location: Bowling Green, Ky 
Date: 2013-11-21
Opened up a little more later in the day
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Date: 2013-07-07
Sorry I don't recall the name of this cultivar, but I cut it back
Location: My Garden - Lake Jackson, TX
Date: 2010-12-31
Bloom Close-Up
Uploaded by Calif_Sue
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27

Date: 2013-08-20
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-04-19
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27
Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Date: 2017-12-11
Can you find the cardinal in the bushes?
Location: San Marcos, TX
Date: 2020-05-17
The leaves are as soft as velvet
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27

Date: 2013-08-20

Date: 2013-08-20
Abutilon Lucky Lantern Red
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-04-19
Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Date: 2017-08-09
Location: Houston area
Date: 2014-06-16
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-15
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-27
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2009-07-06
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2009-07-06
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2017-01-14

Date: 2013-08-20
Location: Bowling Green, Ky 
Date: 2013-11-20
This  plant is blooming today indoors.
Location: Bowling Green, Ky 
Date: 2013-11-21
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-04-19
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-15
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2015-11-24
About ten to twelve feet tall in my side yard.
Location: San Marcos, TX
Date: 2020-05-17
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Comments:
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Nov 21, 2013 1:28 PM concerning plant:
    Abutilon x hybridum is a species name used for a wide variety of different types flowering plants of uncertain origin in the genus Abutilon.
    They have been variously said to perhaps derive from the species Abutilon theophrasti, A. striatum, A. darwinii, A. pictum, or any of the South American species.
    Info source:Wikimedia Commons
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