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Anoda cristata 'Opal cup'

Anoda cristata 'Opal cup'
crested anoda

Common name crested anoda
Family malvaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers lavender (summer)
Size 3'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed self-seeds in our garden

The triangular, purple-blotched leaves on this annual are quite distinctive when they spread themselves out in late spring. Not too long afterwards, upright stalks carry bowl-shaped lavender flowers. The species shows up on weed lists, but we appreciate its abundance of flowers. Even though it grows in our cutting garden, we've not tried it as a cutflower. Perhaps this year we will.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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