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Abutilon palmeri

Indian Mallow

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This water-smart shrub has velvety, gray-green foliage. Bright mango-colored blossoms are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies from spring through summer while its soft, rounded form makes it perfect for blending with other landscape forms. Heat/reflective heat tolerant.

Benefits

  • Nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Larval food plant for Arizona Powdered Skippers
  • Showy, colorful blooms
  • Soft, round form adds great landscape texture
  • Works well in native container plantings
  • Heat and reflective heat tolerant

Height
3-5 Feet

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Spread
3-5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 9-12

Native Trivia

Butterflies and moths make up one of the largest insect orders called Lepidoptera which has 160,000 recognized species worldwide. There are over 250 species of butterflies in the Sonoran Desert.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Sun
Butterflies
Butterflies
Songbirds
Songbirds
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Plan Sub Group
Small Shrubs
Small Shrubs
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Heavy clay
Heavy clay
Saline or alkaline
Saline or alkaline
Well-drained
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Summer
Late Summer
Summer
Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Butterfly
Songbird
Songbird
Native Habitat
Desert
Desert
Foliage Color
Gray-green
Gray-green
Uses
Accent
Accent
Border
Border
Container
Container
Drought tolerant
Drought tolerant
Mass plant
Mass plant
Rock garden
Rock garden
Native to
Arizona
Arizona
California
California