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Indian Mallow

Abutilon palmeri

Mature Height*: 

2-4 ft

Mature Width*: 

1-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

9 to 11

Hardy to: 


Water Requirements: 

Drought Tolerant

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Native to:

Southwest US into northern Mexico

The soft, velvety, heart-shaped leaves of this native shrub are delightful to touch. Beautiful apricot cup-shaped flowers adorn Indian Mallow throughout the summer months, adding a splash of color to the gray-green foliage. Its spent flowerheads produce decorative fruits which look quite attractive in cut flower arrangements. Plant this heat-lover in full sun for a compact, bushy plant or in light shade for a sprawling, low growing shrub. This tough, fast-growing perennial is native to the Sonoran Desert, lending to its heat and drought tolerance.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.

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