Abutilon palmeri (Indian Mallow)
Indian Mallow, Palmer's Abutilon, Superstition Mallow, and Palmer's Indian Mallow
A tough dense, rounded fast growing semi-evergreen shrub. It has silvery soft velvety heart-shaped leaves with one inch wide gold colored flowers. The flowers bloom nearly year round with peak bloom in spring and summer. After the flower petals have dropped the fuzzy sepals remain with the developing fruit and can be used in dry flower arrangements. This perennial herb grows up to eight feet tall and five feet wide.
Prune back after blooms to prevent woody look. Mallows spread by underground runners and form colonies.
- Plant in full sun to light shade
- Best in well-drained soil, does not need irrigation
- Water once a month after the first year
- Attracts butterflies and birds
- Heat tolerant
- Hardy up to 25 degrees
-Native to California