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Abutilon megapotamicum Seashell - Seashell Chinese Lantern

Abutilon Seashell is one of the shade loving plants that I frequently plant. I feel like a have a bit of the tropics around me with this plant and yet it is amazingly cold hardy considering the tropical look of the plant, weathering winter temperatures near 20°F for me and I hear even colder for others. The unusual shape of the flower catches my attention. I like the colored bracts they contrast well with the pale pink flowers. This shrub has grown to a loose open shrub up to 8 feet tall for me. The paler mat textured leaves belong to the abutilon. The glossy leaves belong to a nearby sage. Hummingbirds feed from the Chinese Lantern flowers by reaching in between the sepals and petals to seek out the nectaries.

Abutalon Seashell, Seashell Chinese Lantern

High resolution photos of Abutilon megapotamicum Seashell, the Seashell Chinese Lantern are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the Abutilon genus featured on this site:
Abutilon Mango Cheesecake
Abutilon Moonchimes
Abutilon Nabob
Abutilon palmeri
Abutilon Peach
Abutilon Pink
Abutilon Red
Abutilon Seashell