Pavonia bahamensis, Bahama Marsh-Bush , Bahama Swamp-Bush, Bahama Hummingbird Bush

Pavonia bahamensis

Bahama Marsh-Bush , Bahama Swamp-Bush, Bahama Hummingbird Bush
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: West Indies
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pavonia bahamensis (Bahama Marsh-Bush) is a large deciduous shrub, it typically grows 5-10 feet tall and thrives in full sun to partial shade. It should be watered regularly for best results and to establish a deep, extensive root system.

Every spring, Pavonia bahamensis is adorned with large, golden, yellow and orange colored blooms, making it a beautiful addition to your yard. The bright flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds, creating a lively atmosphere in your outdoor living space. It is native to the West Indies, and is grown in USDA zones 8-10. The mature plant is cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time, making it a great choice for gardeners in colder climates.

Successfully growing this magnificent plant requires well-drained, acidic soil and some regular care. Pavonia bahamensis grows best in full sun, but will thrive in partial shade. The soil should be moist, but not soggy, as too much water can lead to issues with root rot. During the hottest months of the year, give your Pavonia bahamensis a bit more water than usual to stay hydrated. If you live in a colder climate, consider planting in a large pot and transferring the container indoors when temperatures drop to the 30s F. To ensure healthy growth, use a well-balanced fertilizer. Then sit back and enjoy the beauty of Pavonia bahamensis in your garden!

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