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ABUTILON vitifolium

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ABUTILON vitifolium

Indian Mallow, Flowering Maple
Select Item No. AA008

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Chile
Special Features: Large, mostly pale blue, rarely white mallow flowers. Excellent as a large size container plant for patio or garden. Needs winter protection.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: mostly blue, rarely white
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z8 - Z11
Foliage: deep green, maple-like lobed
Growth Habit: upright, erect / shrubby
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average / warm
Location:
Usage: patio plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(20) To obtain best germination results, seeds need temperatures of +22°C [72°F] or more. Moderate, but constant humidity is very important. Gunnera, however, prefers very moist (not wet) and warm (+24 to +30°C) [75 to 86°F] conditions.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
April - June
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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