Abundant numbers of large blue/purple mallow- like 2 - 3 1/2" inch wide bowl shaped flowers in early summer and maple like leaves. Abutilon is an ideal plant for a cool greenhouse, and will live happily outside in the summer on a patio or other sunny, sheltered spot in the garden. Being half-hardy, Abutilon Vitifolium needs protection from frosts. Plants growing outside on the patio should ideally be brought indoors for winter and kept in a light, frost-free place, watered sparingly, until the following spring.
Container grown Abutilons do tend to be smaller than those growing in the ground but have the advantage of being able to be moved to a warmer site during the colder months. Abutilon vitifolium can be pruned in summer after flowering. Dead heading will keep the plant vigorous and prolong the flowering season. Zone 7+