Leila Jackson of T3 Wall End Nursery lends her name to this charming hybrid Abutilon which, among the pointed maple-like foliage, sports large open bell-shaped flowers of orangey yellow with a reddish-brown calyx and delicate deep red markings in the centre of the blooms. Lovely and long-lasting, with a flowering season that runs from early summer to late autumn. Makes a wonderful feature plant in a large pot. Hardy to around -5C. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. To 6 feet. 2 litre pot.
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Abutilons seem to be growing in popularity again, and deservedly so, with a number of new introductions finding their way onto the market. Leila Jackson is a sprightly young thing with much to recommend her, with a profuse blooming habit and rather gorgeous very open flowers which allow you to peek inside at the claret coloured veining in their inner centres.
We reckon a large pot stood outside in a light open position is the best way to display your Leila Jackson, pruning fairly hard back in spring then again occasionally through the growing season to keep her in the shape you prefer. In autumn another hardish cut back before putting her away for the winter in a sheltered position, either against a wall or in a corner outdoors, or in a conservatory, greenhouse or somewhere else out of the worst of the frosts.
Abutilon Leila Jackson is a half hardy shrub with orangey yellow bell shaped flowers with red centres in summer and autumn suitable for sun or semi-shade.