Abutilon 'Orange Hot Lava'
abutilon 'Orange Hot Lava'
'Orange Hot Lava' is a semi-evergreen shrub to around 1.8m tall with ovate, toothed and lobed leaves up to 20cm long. Pendent, bell-shaped orangeflowers with deep red veining and dark red calycesare borne from summer into autumn
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
Abutilon can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees, perennials or annuals, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers often with conspicuous stamens
- Name status
How to grow
Grow under glass or indoors in a loam-based potting compost in full light. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter, keeping barely moist. Can be grown outdoors in warmer climates
Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- Wall side borders
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