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Abutilon palmeri - Indian Mallow

Abutilon palmeri grows 4-5 feet tall and wide. Indian Mallow will tolerate heavy soils if on a slope or when kept very much on the dry side. Abutilon palmeri is native to the low desert in California. Given a little irrigation Abutilon palmeri will bloom for much of the Spring and Summer and may have a smattering of blooms at almost any time. Abutilon palmeri is frost tender with damage on branch tips starting around 25° F. Indian Mallow will sprout back if temperatures get somewhat lower but it takes a while for the plants to recover. If drought stressed Abutilon palmeri will drop its leaves. Abutilon palmeri will hold its own in the hummingbird garden and butterfly garden.

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Abutilon palmeri, Indian Mallow