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Products > Abutilon megapotamicum 'Little Imp'
 
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Little Imp' - Little Imp Abutilon

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Abutilon megapotamicum 'Little Imp'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Little Imp' (Little Imp Abutilon) - 'Little Imp' is a form of the Trailing Abutilon (A. megapotamicum). Like the parent plant, 'Little Imp' has slender, somewhat pendant, branches and smaller leaves than other Abutilon. What sets it apart from the species is that it has larger flowers and a more compact growth habit. It can grow to 5 feet tall and as wide although more often it is smaller. The flowers are lantern-shaped with bright yellow petals emerging from a dusty-red calyx. As with most mallows the pistil and stamens are extended from the center. The bloom period is typically spring through fall but can often be year-round. Grow in full sun to light shade and water regularly. A good plant for hanging containers, espaliering, along borders and as a cut flower. Attractive to hummingbirds. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F. The name Abutilon comes from the Arabic name for a mallow-like plant.  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Abutilon megapotamicum 'Little Imp'.