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The Crimson Bellflower

Abutilon 'Nabob'

Giant bells of deep crimson-red, the largest flower of all the bell shaped hybrids. The unusual flower color and luxuriant foliage make this one of the most popular varieties.


Crimson is a strong, bright, deep red color combined with some blue, resulting in a tiny degree of purple. It is originally the color of the dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now also used for slightly bluish-red colors in general that are between red and rose.


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Taken on April 30, 2009