Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Variegata’

There can’t be a cheerier plant in my garden than this hardy scandent shrub nor one that pays its way more.

If grown without support it will arch over and make a mound of spotty golden variegated foliage with yellow petalled flowers with dark stamens and a red calyx. However as the flowers hang down they will be all but lost to view. If instead you grow it up a fence or post then the flowers and foliage will be at eye level or higher and thus show themselves off better.

The flowers are produced all year although in less quantity in the colder months and are loved by honeyeaters and gardeners alike and the hectic foliage will either intrigue or revolt depending on your attitude about variegates.

Any sunny or semi-shaded spot in a well drained site will suit this truly easy going plant, why isn’t it in every garden centre?

I have nice young plants in 15cm. pots at $18.50Abutilon megapotamicum 'Variegata'

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