Abutilon vitifolium


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Abutilon vitifolium

Large bowls of soft lavender blue blooms through spring & early summer. Profuse flowering. Lovely grey felt maple shape leaves.

Quick to raise from seed to flowering size, and a quick, easy  growing shrub.

Sun to Part Shade. Well drained & mulched soil or pots.

Happily for gardeners, rabbits and deer do not enjoy the flavour of Abutilon vitifolium.

Makes a rounded deciduous shrub 1.8m H x 1m W.


Suitable for beginners

INDOORS: Sow seed 1mm deep in a punnet of good quality potting mix.

Now thoroughly moisten the punnet by standing in a shallow water bath and allowing the moisture to percolate to the surface of the mix from below.

Then place sown, moist punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sun).

Temperatures of 18-25°C are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.

Seedlings emerge in 21-30 days.

However if the seeds are shy to germinate and have not sprouted in 30 days – it means the seeds are dormant and need a period of chilling to break their dormancy.
So wrap the moist, sown punnet in cling-wrap or a plastic bag.
Now place it in the fridge (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks.
Then remove from fridge, unwrap and return to warmth & light.

SEED COUNT: 10 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).

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