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Anisodontea capensis, False mallow

Anisodontea capensis

False mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Small to medium size shrub with bright pink flowers resembling Hibiscus, but smaller, 1-2" in diameter. Drought tolerant once established, not fussy about soil. A great butterfly attractor. Blooms spring to fall, very nice specimen plant. Trim it regularly to create round bushy shape.



Anisodontea capensis, False mallow
Anisodontea capensis, False mallow
Anisodontea capensis, False mallow


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