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James H. Schutte

(Musk Okra, Muskmallow)

Hairy foliage and pretty, colorful hibiscus-like flowers make the musk mallow a favorite warm season garden accent. A tender herbaceous perennial from southern Asia that is most often grown as a bedding annual, its flowers occur from summer to frost and are usually bicolored yellow with a purple eye, but variations with pink, orange or red blossoms with a white eye are now common as both named and unnamed garden cultivars, too.

The busky plant with many upright stems will be clothed in coarse-textured...

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James Burghardt

(Mischief Muskmallow, Musk Okra, Muskmallow)

Hairy foliage and pretty, deep rose-magenta hibiscus-like flowers make the Mischief musk mallow a great selection for gardens and containers. A tender herbaceous perennial from southern Asia that is most often grown as a bedding annual, its ripened seeds smell like musk.

The bushy plant with upright stems will be clothed in coarse-textured foliage that is hairy. Each deep green leaf has three to seven lobes. From early summer onwards, tennis ball-sized flowers occur at stem tips and attract butterflies....

Image of Abutilon photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Parlor Maple)

Abutilon, commonly called flowering maple, embodies approximately 150 species and many more cultivated varieties. These may be annuals, perennials or shrubs and naturally exist in sub-tropical to tropical regions globally. Many perennial species and shrubs are grown as a tender perennial for containers and annual flower beds. Common hybrid forms arise from crosses between the two parent species, Abutilon darwinii and Abutilon pictum.

While growing conditions are favorable abutilons...

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John Rickard

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple, White Flowering Maple)

The white-flowered Chinese lantern is a shrub that is commonly planted as a bedding or house plant. This vigorous hybrid arises from a cross between Abutilon darwinii and Abutilon pictum.

Chinese lantern is everblooming as long as growing conditions are favorable. This cultivar bears profuse small, pendulous, hibiscus-like flowers of white. The maple-like leaves are evergreen in frost-free climates.

Overall, Chinese lantern grows best in sites with full sun to partial shade...

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James H. Schutte

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple)

Flowering maple is an ever-blooming tender perennial or shrub that bears profuse small, showy, hibiscus-like flowers. The cultivar ‘Amsterdam’ is a vigorous selection with larger flowers of orange-red. Its maple-like leaves are evergreen to semi-evergreen, lightly fuzzy and green to gray-green.

It grows best in sites with part-sun and rich, well drained soil with even moisture. Use as a container plant or in mixed beds and borders.

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Jesse Saylor

(Bella Deep Coral Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple)

The Bella hybrids are unusually compact, mounding tender shrubs that are most commonly grown as bedding plants. Tropical in origin, they are evergreen and ever-blooming in frost-free zones and have large maple-like green leaves.

Rather than the traditional downward facing Abutilon flowers, those in the Bella Series face outward giving them a showier, more exotic look. The hibiscus-like flowers come in a wide range of colors including apricot, red, peach, rose, white and yellow.

These...

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Jessie Keith

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple)

Abutilon, commonly called flowering maple, embodies approximately 150 species and many more cultivated varieties. These may be annuals, perennials or shrubs and naturally exist in sub-tropical to tropical regions globally. Many perennial species and shrubs are grown as a tender perennial for containers and annual flower beds. Common hybrid forms arise from crosses between the two parent species, Abutilon darwinii and Abutilon pictum.

While growing conditions are favorable abutilons...

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Jessie Keith

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Moonchimes Flowering Maple)

Flowering maple is an ever-blooming tender perennial or shrub that bears large, showy, bell-shaped and hibiscus-like flowers. The cultivar ‘Moonchimes’ is a vigorous selection with bright yellow nodding flowers. Its maple-like leaves are evergreen to semi-evergreen, lightly fuzzy and green to dark green.

It grows best in sites with part-sun and rich, well drained soil with even moisture. In areas that receive heavy winter frosts, it is best not to prune back dead foliage until early spring so...

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James H. Schutte

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Nabob Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple)

Flowering maple is an ever-blooming shrub that bears many large, showy, hibiscus-like flowers. The hybrid cultivar ‘Nabob’ has an upright to spreading habit and very large nodding crimson flowers. Its robust, maple-like leaves are evergreen to semi-evergreen, lightly fuzzy and rich green.

This tough plant grows best in sites with partial sun and rich, well-drained soil with even moisture. In its northernmost range, it may die back to the ground much like an herbaceous perennial. In these conditions,...

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James Burghardt

(Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple)

Abutilon, commonly called flowering maple, embodies approximately 150 species and many more cultivated varieties. These may be annuals, perennials or shrubs and naturally exist in sub-tropical to tropical regions globally. Many perennial species and shrubs are grown as a tender perennial for containers and annual flower beds. Common hybrid forms arise from crosses between the two parent species, Abutilon darwinii and Abutilon pictum.

While growing conditions are favorable abutilons...