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Thursday, 11 February 2016


Abutilon or 'Chinese lanterns' are closely related to hibiscus, and most of the hundred or so species have pendulous, hibiscus-like flowers. Cultivars produced by hybridising some of the South American abutilons have all been placed in one group known as Abutilon x hybridum, and these are the ones most commonly grown in Australian gardens.

They have a wispy, delicate form and colourful, lantern-shaped flowers. For gardeners who prefer plants with a more dense habit, new compact varieties are also available. Another popular abutilon is Abutilon megapotamicum, which is a prostrate or ground covering species with small orange flowers.

Abutilon are evergreen shrubs with attractive maple-like leaves and an open, pendulous habit. They grow to about 2-3 metres tall. Flowers in the Southern Hemisphere are produced in September to December, but they spot flower at other times. Flower colours include white, pink, red, yellow, orange and salmon.

These plants grow well in most parts of Australia, except for the very cold mountain zones. In inland areas be sure to water well and keep protected with mulch. In hot inland climates abutilons appreciate some light shade.

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  1. Love how nature is so artistic in the way the petals have arranged itself!

  2. These are so pretty and delicate.


  3. Such purely pretty petals! Thank you so fairy much for hosting.

  4. So nice, I like it!

    Greetings from Germany ... Frauke

  5. Nick, exquisite petals. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Heisann, what a beautiful flower, so delicate. Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

  7. Beautiful capture and nice description about this hybrid variety of hibiscus!

  8. So pretty! It definitely resembles a hibiscus!

  9. I always love your flower photos. This is such a pretty one. Thank you for hosting this long time wonderful meme.

  10. Beautiful flowers !