Flower of the Day: 02.12.2017 Abutilon

Abutilon

I know very little about these flowers. They were selling them in the store and they looked good with many flowers. They also grew well in the garden from August until end of November almost. A disadvatage is that they like to hang their flower heads and it is difficult to get a photo of the actual flower.

Flower of the Day: 02.12.2017 Abutilon

7 thoughts on “Flower of the Day: 02.12.2017 Abutilon

  1. They are difficult to get a picture of. I remember that when I was trying to take a picture of one, and it just wanted to hand downward. I took a picture of it doing exactly that. Those things seed and come up in weird places, so over winter, we pull them up and give them away. We put one at the Presbyterian Church when no one was looking, and it is now about six feet tall with bright yellow flowers on it. I have not seen one with color like yours.

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    • I had never heard of them before I saw them in the store. They had a few different colours but red tones. I don’t remember seeing any yellow. I didn’t know they spread willingly by seed, but rather a few of those than the eternal ivy that seems to sprout up everywhere in my garden.

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      • I find that they only spread in favorable conditions, which are very common here on the coastal side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. On the Santa Clara Valley side they spread only in gardens that get watered too much. Yellow may not be popular there. When I was a kid, I never saw them in yellow. They were only reddish colors. Yet, when I read about them in old books, yellow was mentioned back in the 50s.

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