Malvaviscus x 'Big Momma'
Shrubby herbaceous perennial whose ancestors are native to the southern U.S., Mexico and Central America. It combines the best characteristics of its parents: the greater winter hardiness of M. drummondii and the larger flowers of M. penduliflorus. The large showy scarlet flowers, five-petaled like a hibiscus, appear abundantly from summer to first frost, and are followed by edible red fruits. Plants die down for winter, except in frost-free climates when the oval or 3-lobed leaves persist throughout the year.
||Turk's cap; wax mallow
||ordinary garden soil, not too dry
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard
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October 21, 2017