Abutilon palmeri
Indian Mallow

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Part ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION

Indian Mallow
Abutilon palmeri

- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

This water-smart shrub has velvety, gray-green foliage. Bright mango-colored blossoms are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies from spring through summer while its soft, rounded form makes it perfect for blending with other landscape forms. Heat/reflective heat tolerant.

BENEFITS
  • Nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Larval food plant for Arizona Powdered Skippers
  • Showy, colorful blooms
  • Soft, round form adds great landscape texture
  • Works well in native container plantings
  • Heat and reflective heat tolerant
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts

Butterflies and moths make up one of the largest insect orders called Lepidoptera which has 160,000 recognized species worldwide. There are over 250 species of butterflies in the Sonoran Desert.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Mature Size: 3-5ft. Tall x 3-5ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 9-12

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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