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Abutilon x suntense 'Violetta'

Pronunciation: a-BEW-tih-lon sun-TEN-see
Family: Malvaceae
Common Name: Violetta Indian Mallow
Cultivar: Violetta
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
Height to: 12ft (4m)
Width to: 8ft (2m)
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 60 to 50ºF ZONE 12
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • late spring
  • early summer
Bloom Description: Indian Mallow 'Violetta' (Abutilon x suntense 'Violetta') bears pendant, saucer shaped, abundant, dark violet blue flowers, 2 1/2in (6cm) across
Soil Type: Under glass, grow abutilon in soil-based potting mix. Outdoors, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
  • No
Pests and Diseases: Whiteflies, spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs may be a problem indoors. Mushroom rootrot can occur. Rust and abutilon mosaic virus as well as Alternaria and Cercospora leaf spots occur widely.
Propagation: Sow seed of Violetta Indian Mallow (Abutilon x suntense) at 59-64ºF/15-18ºC in spring. Softwood cuttings may be rooted in spring, or greenwood cuttings in summer.
Native to: Garden origin
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification:

 Violetta Indian Mallow (Abutilon x suntense) is a fast growing upright deciduous shrub with thick, gray felted shoots and narrowly ovate, 3-5 lobed, gray green leaves, to 5in (13cm) long, with toothed margins.

Abutilon ochsenii x Abutilon vitifloium

Care: In the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks; water sparingly in winter.

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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