Plant Guardians

Abutilon ‘Old Rose Belle’

Although we don’t know for sure when this cultivar was first grown in the UK, Logee’s nursery (Connecticut, US) have confirmed “Old Rose Belle was a selection of Logee’s that was here when I started working in 1972. It was a chance seedling that had been selected mainly for cut flowers. The date of introduction I don’t know.” According to the Logee’s website, William Logee first established a cut flower business in 1892 and quickly developed into growing unusual and tropical plants.

Threat Status: Threatened In Cultivation As assessed by the Plant Heritage Threatened Plants Programme. For more details see

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