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Abutilon palmeri (Indian Mallow)

Abutilon palmeri
Indian Mallow, Palmer Indian Mallow, Superstition Mallow

This herbaceous shrub has soft, velvety, heart-shaped leaves that beg to be caressed. Plant it next to a patio where you can enjoy its soft texture. This versatile shrub can be used in full sun and reflected heat exposures, as well as in part shade. Under shady conditions it tends to have an open, sprawling growth habit, while it stays dense and rounded in full sun. Indian mallow blooms on and off throughout the warm months with small, cup-shaped, apricot-colored blossoms. It will experience some foliage and stem damage when temperatures drop into the low 20’s F. It can be cut back hard in early spring to remove damaged foliage. Indian mallow is native to the Sonoran Desert at elevations from 1000 to 3000 feet.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Apricot
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Fast
Height 4' - 6' (ft)
Spread 4' - 6' (ft)
Spacing 4' - 6' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Clay Soil, Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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