Was it the mild winter? The evenly cool spring so far, combined with plenty of sun? Finally getting its roots settled? Whatever the cause, the pink abutilon (no ID; purchased from Barton Springs Nursery) in the back garden is absolutely loaded with veined, bell-like flowers right now.
The plant stands about 2-1/2 feet tall and 1-1/2 feet wide. She has a leggy, flamingo-ish look, although columbines, Gulf Coast penstemon, and daylilies are lifting their heads at her feet, so hopefully they’ll soon hide her skinny gams.
From another angle—just as pretty.
I just counted 40 blossoms on one side alone. That’s a pink profusion!
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