• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Abutilon megapotamicum

Trailing abutilon

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Trailing abutilon

© � RHS 2001

  • Other common names Trailing abutilon

  • Synonyms Abutilon vexillarium

  • Genus 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

  • Family Malvaceae / Malvaceae

  • Species A. megapotamicum is a deciduous or partially evergreen, medium-sized shrub to 2m, with tapering, narrowly ovate leaves, and pendulous, bell-shaped flowers with yellow petals and large crimson calyx, in summer and autumn

  • Plant range Brazil

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow as an indoor or conservatory plant or outside as summer bedding in a sheltered position

Propagation Propagate by seed in spring at 15�C to 18�C, or by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 9

Pests Can get glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, mealybugs and scale insects

Diseases May suffer from virus

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