Welcome! Log in or Register
£4.23 Best Offer by: amazon.co.uk marketplace See more offers
1 Review

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse.

  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

    More Offers
  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    1 Review
    Sort by:
    • More +
      18.10.2001 04:05
      Very helpful



      There are several good Abutilon`s to grow. If you can grow a Mallow(Lavatera) then you can grow an Abutilon.. They are the same family,& love the same conditions! As long as they have a lovely sunny-site & well-drained soil, with plenty of room, to grow.Some can grow up to 10ft,& more.. The largest I`ve grown, which turned out to be one of the best by far was; ABUTILON VITIFOLLUM.(Evergreen) This plant was grown from seed, by the kids & myself,& to our surprise the whole lot germinated!We had loads & the seed was only 10p from a gardener who had one of those garden-trail`s,browsing round each others gardens,great fun!! Anyway these seeds produced both mauve,& white plants(even better) We kept quite a few & had to decide what to do with the others. We decided to raise funds,for the Riding for the Disabled,& sold loads of different plants. The ones we kept looked beautiful,with saucer-shaped flowers similar to a mallow but prettier! We dotted them about the garden & put white ones in between the mauve with great results... The leaves,evergreen, got a bit messy in the Winter, but most of the plants survived! We`ve taken them from house to house, collecting seed ,every year. Last year was so wet we lost all of them, but I shall be growing them again soon! ABUTILON MEGAPOTAMICUM-VARIEGATUM. This plant is a variegated variety,& I`ve only had this one in a pot,one season, & I bring it in when it gets cold. This is not hardy, but is great in a porch or conservatory,for the Winter. The flowers are more like an Abutilon should be with bells,of red & yellow, hanging gracefully down. Looks great on the patio, with the summer bedding,or if you live in the South, you could try growing it on a South-facing wall! ABUTILON ASHFORD-
      RED. I have never found this variety to be hardy One was given to me for a present, from a gardening friend, & it was so elegant! The leaves were more of a apple-green colour,& the flowers were larger than the other tender varieties.. These were like large bells of a deep strawberry colour,lovely. This too made a lovely container plant, but if put in the garden, for the Summer, it can grow to 6ft. If you lived in a warmer climate, you could chance it outside! There are other varieties,that I haven`t tried yet.. But if you want Summer-bedding,why not try growing the Large-flowered fancy Hybrids, from seed.. If you get a mix, the colour`s range from yellow,apricot,pink & red.. They grow fast, & look superb in containers! If you fancy something hardier, grow the Abutilon Vitifollum,either in mauve or white Everybody grows mallows,have a go at growing something different,it will be admired by all! You will be the envy of your neighbours! Seed`s available from Thompson & Morgan, or any good garden-centre.Prices vary! You can buy plants, but not everyone does them you have to shop around! GREENGODDESS ..OCT.17TH..9.00PM..


      Login or register to add comments

    Products you might be interested in