Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’

Abutilon

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'
  • Common name: Abutilon
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Abutilons have lantern-shaped flowers, often in shades of red, orange or yellow. They can be grown outdoors in a warm, sheltered location that is sheltered from cold winds and frost, or in a conservatory, where they may continue to flower through the winter.

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Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’ is a hybrid of the species with A. megapotamicum. It has large, yellow and crimson flowers. It is hardier than some other abutilons.

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Grow Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’ in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot – against a sheltered south or west -facing wall is ideal. Propagate from summer cuttings, as an insurance against winter damage, especially since the shrubs can be short-lived. Trim back after flowering.

How to grow Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' and wildlife

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' poisonous?

Abutilon 'Kentish Belle' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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