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Plant family: malvaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the malvaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Abelmoschus manihot flowering okratender perennial (Z8-11) yellow/black (late summer)5'
Abelmoschus moschatus musk mallowtender perennial (Z9-11) yellow/purple18-24"
Abutilon theophrasti velvetleafannual yellow
Alcea pallida eastern hollyhockperennial lilac (summer)6-8'
Alcea rosea hollyhockbiennial/perennial mixed pastelsto 6 ft
Anoda cristata 'Opal cup' crested anodaannual lavender (summer)3'
Callirhoe alcaeoides white-flowered poppy mallowperennial (Z4-9) white (June)
Callirhoe bushii Bush's poppy mallowperennial (Z5-8) magenta (summer)12-18"
Callirhoe digitata fringed poppy mallowperennial (Z5-8) magenta (summer)2-4'
Callirhoe involucrata poppy mallow; winecupsperennial deep purple (June)sprawler
Callirhoe papaver woodland poppy mallowperennial (Z6-9) purple-pink (summer)12"
Callirhoe triangulata clustered poppy mallowperennial (Z5-8) deep rose-purple1-3'
Clappertonia ficifolia bolo bolotender shrub (Z9-11) purple-pink
Gossypium herbaceum Levant cottontender perennial (Z9-11) white-pink (early summer)3-6'
Hibiscus 'Purpureus variegatus' variegated rose of sharonshrub (Z5-9) dark maroon (summer)
Hibiscus acetosella red-leaf hibiscusperennial (Z8-10) pink4'
Hibiscus boryanus Chinese hibiscusshrub (Z9b-11) redto 8'
Hibiscus coccineus scarlet rose mallowperennial (Z6-9) purple-red (summer)3-6'
Hibiscus grandiflorus velvet mallowperennial (Z7-10) pink (late summer)to 8'
Hibiscus hamabo yellow hibiscusshrub (Z8-10) yellow (summer)10-15'
Hibiscus moscheutos hardy hibiscus; swamp rose-mallowperennial (Z4-9) pink, white, and/or red (mid-July-August)4-6'
Hibiscus mutabilis 'Raspberry Rose' perennial (Z6-9) wine-red (summer)6-7'
Hibiscus phoeniceus South American mallowperennial (Z7b-10) pale pink (summer)to 7'
Hibiscus sabdariffa roselle, Jamaican sorrel, tea hibiscustender perennial (Z9-11) yellow4-7'
Hibiscus schizopetalus 'Dancing Lady' perennial red
Hibiscus syriacus rose of sharonshrub (Z5) various colors (summer)10'
Hibiscus trionum flower of an hourannual yellow/black (summer)12"
Iliamna rivularis streamside wild hollyhockperennial (Z4) pink (summer)3-6'
Kitaibelia vitifolia perennial whiteto 8'
Kosteletzkya virginica seashore mallowperennial (Z6-9) pink (summer)3-4'
Lavatera arborea Cornish tree mallowannual/perennial pink (summer)6'
Lavatera cachemiriana lavateraperennial (Z6-9) pinktall
Lavatera trimestris 'Silver cup' rose mallowannual pink (summer)2'
Malope trifida annual pink? white?2-3'
Malva alcea hollyhock mallowperennial (Z3-9) pink (summer)3'
Malva preissiana Australian hollyhock
Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' mallow pinkannual/perennial purple/pink (summer)3'
Malvastrum coromandelianum three-lobe false mallowannual/perennial yellow24-36"
Malvaviscus x 'Big Momma' Turk's cap; wax mallowperennial (Z7-10) red (summer-fall)4-6'
Melochia tomentosa shrub pink (spring-fall)to 10'
Pentapetes phoenicea noon flower; copper tipstender perennial (Z11) red (late spring-fall)3-4'
Sida acuta wireweedperennial (Z9-11) pale yellow (late summer-fall)24-36"
Sida elliottii Elliott's fanpetalsperennial? orange-yellow (summer)18"
Sidalcea glaucescens waxy checkerbloom purple-pink (summer)
Sidalcea malviflora 'Party Girl' prairie mallowperennial (Z5-9) rose (summer-fall)36-40"
Sphaeralcea incana gray globe mallowperennial (Z4-9) orange3'

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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