From its vigorous self-seeding tendencies, it's easy to see why flower of an hour would be listed as an invasive species in some states. But that's not to say it's not a nice little plant. The flowers share that in-your-face attitude of most mallow family members, albeit at a lowlier level than most others.
||flower of an hour
||ordinary garden soil
||self-seeds in our garden
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|Penny||Oct 30, 2011||Thank You!!! for identifying this plant!!!!!!! I have written many nurseries and garden societies and they all had no idea, except that it was in the mallow family (which I could guess). If I Googled "mallow" I never got anything with a BLACK center. Again, THANKs! |
|Paul Cowie||Jul 08, 2012||Wonderful to find the name at last! I have battled for months to find out what it is. It grows wild next to the road near my house - Umkomaas Kwazulu-Natal South Africa.|
|Pamela Anderson||Sep 16, 2014||This plant came up volunteer after I planted a Knock- Out Rose from the nursery. I finally found out what it is and I am saving some seed to plant next spring. Carlisle ,Kentucky|
|Selina Kim Vickerman-Prince||Feb 24, 2015||Straight to the point... this is a wonderful web page. I look forward to visiting it frequently.
Selina - East London ZA|
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