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Abutilon megapotamicum 'Little Imp' - Little Imp Abutilon

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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.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Abutilon 'Little Imp'.