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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1.5-3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and burgundy
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Cape Mallow
  • African Mallow
  • Cape African Queen

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Location: Jardin Exotique & Botanique  Roscoff, Brittany, France
Date: 2023-08-29
Location:  Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-03-02
Zone 9b.

Date: 5-2014
author--Michael Wolf
Location: Colville Ecological District, NZ
Date: 2004-10-09
author--Bill Sykes/Auckland Museum
Location: Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-03-02
Zone 9b.

Date: 2006-07-08
author--KENPEI
Location: Colville Ecological District, NZ
Date: 2004-10-09
author--Bill Sykes/Auckland Museum

Date: 2006-06-11
author--KENPEI
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