This attractive, late-flowering member of the mallow family is putting on a good show at present.
Abutilon ‘Nabob’ is often treated as an annual in bedding schemes, where it seldom reaches full size. In it’s current location it benefits greatly from the microclimate created in this south facing site beside the Glasshouses, where it is treated as a perennial. It is a deciduous shrub, which can reach 3m in height, and it carries the characteristic bowl-shaped flowers and lobed foliage of the Malvaceae family. The deep crimson, solitary flowers provide a long season of interest from spring through to the first frosts.