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 (although we haven't seen those yet on our specimen). 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: left fence border
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November 23, 2017