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Malvaviscus x 'Big Momma'

 
Malvaviscus x 'Big Momma'
Turk's cap; wax mallow
Common name Turk's cap; wax mallow
Family malvaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers red (summer-fall)
Size 4-6'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

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.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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