Flowering Maple Bella Select Mix
A favorite ornamental houseplant since Victorian times and as a container plant, it flowers all year long. Abutilon can be transplanted into the ground as an annual, be grown in pots just for one season or bought inside, providing lovely flowers during the winter. Overwintered in a sunny spot indoors, it will bloom continuously with 2-inch bell-shaped flowers that have a papery, delicate appearance, and nod downward in between the deep green maple shaped leaves. Flowers come in shades of apricot to apricot orange, cream, and vanilla. The plants are well branching and this variety is more compact, growing 16-20" but will keep growing into 2 -3 foot plus plants when placed in large containers. F1 hybrid
Abutilon x hybridum
Annual, Perennial zone 9 +
Germination: 14-25 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed, chipping or soaking seed overnight aids germination
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant apart after the last frost, 14-18” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: We do not recommend starting abutilon seeds outdoors
Growth Habit: Upright branching
Height and Width: 16-20" x16-20"
Spacing: 14-18" apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 80-90 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, houseplant
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Deadhead to encourage more flower production. Prune back branches to create the shape you want, single stem or multibranched. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time. Overwinter container-grown plants for early spring blooms.