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Abutilon hybridum maximum (Flowering Maple) seeds

Abutilon hybridum maximum (Flowering Maple) seeds

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Beautiful, exotic-looking plant with chalice-shaped flowers in many different shades of maroon, orange and salmon. Abutilon are very easy to grow from seed and will flower profusely only a few months after sowing. Perfect for pots and containers and can be planted out in the garden, but will need frost protection with fleece in cold areas as they are half-hardy. Alternatively they can be grown as annuals to add colour to summer borders.

Hardy Shrub (to -5C)
Flowers: June to frosts, Height: 90cm
Position: Sun

Packet of 25 seeds



Sowing Instructions:  Sow at any time of year, except early to mid-summer.

Sow very thinly on the surface of a moist, free-draining, quality seed compost (eg. John Innes) and just cover the seed with sieved compost.  Propagate at 20-25C in a propagator, greenhouse or on a windowsill sealed in a polythene bag.   Germination should take place in 21-30 days and can be erratic, hence the need to sow thinly so that seedlings can be removed without disturbing the compost too much.  

Growing Instructions:  When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into small pots (7-9cm) and grow on in well-ventilated, cooler conditions.   Overwinter if necessary in a frost free place.  When established, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out in late spring, 90cm apart, in a sheltered, sunny site.

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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.