This past January I discussed the beautiful and unique Abutilon ‘Red Tiger’, also called a Red Tiger Plant, and how it could be a house plant in the winter and then taken outside. My plant is now outside and coming into full bloom with many flower buds just forming which indicates it will be blooming for a long time.
I have found that once they begin blooming, they continue through the summer and well into the fall. The intricate coloring of the flowers would be hard to duplicate unless it was an art piece created in stain glass. Abutilon ‘Red Tiger’ should be readily available in garden centers and plants should be in bud or bloom.
About Mike Darcy
Mike lives and gardens in a suburb of Portland, Oregon where he has resided since 1969.
He grew in up Tucson, Arizona where he worked at a small retail nursery during his high school and college years. He received his formal education at the University of Arizona where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture, and though he values his formal education, he values his field-experience more. It is hard to beat the ‘hands on’ experience of actually gardening, visiting gardens, and sharing information with other gardeners.
Mike has been involved with gardening communications throughout his adult life. In addition to garden writing, he has done television gardening shows in Portland, and for over 30 years he hosted a Saturday radio talk show in Portland. Now he writes, speaks, gardens and continues to share his love of gardening.
To be connected to the gardening industry is a bonus in life for Mike. He has found gardeners to be among the friendliest and most caring, generous people. Consequently, many of his friends he has met through gardening.
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