We know Abutilon in San Francisco as the non-native Flowering Maple which thrives in partly shaded foggy damp back yards but this one is a desert species from Creosote Bush Scrub habitat in the Mohave desert and beyond in the desert Southwest. Don't overwater, give it lots of sun, good drainage in any soil and you'll be rewarded with a long bloom season and felty silvery grey leaves to about 3 feet tall and wide. Protect from Deer, gophers and rabbits when young. Give it an occassional hose down in summer.
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