Abutilon palmeri

Palmer's Indian Mallow

Plant family: Malvaceae - Mallow


Plant type: Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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One Gallon 0   12.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   34.99

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Flower Color Apricot, Orange, Yellow
Blooming Season Fall, Spring, Summer
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Creosote Bush Scrub

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Good in Containers

Plant Highlights

This medium sized shrub in the mallow family grows in a rounded shape with slender branches. It is covered with soft velvety grey-green leaves. This particular variety has drooping bright yellow to orange flowers with a dark calyx. The blooming season begins in the spring and will continue until the fall. Abutilon palmeri attracts hummingbirds which will help control the aphid population. Despite it's lavish flowers this plant requires minimal supplemental water and is an eye-catching addition to a drought-tolerant or desert garden.

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