The Main Plant entry for Shell Flowers (Pavonia) (Pavonia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: The first flowers will be cleistogamous so there will not be a bloom but will be followed by normal flowers later in the season.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 1:38 AM

"Pavonia is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The generic name honours Spanish botanist José Antonio Pavón Jiménez (1754-1844)."

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