Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: growing Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) in zone 7b

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central Arkansas - zone 8a/7b (Zone 7b)
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Myles
Feb 20, 2017 10:22 AM CST
I started this plant last year from seed and over wintered in my small greenhouse.

Is there anyone who grows this plant in an area where it freezes back each year? I'd like to ask how much top growth can be expected each season when it dies back to ground level during the winter months. Trying to decide the best location for it, based on expected seasonal growth.

Thank You! ... Myles
.... gardening primarily for the butterflies and pollinators
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Feb 20, 2017 10:32 AM CST
It shoots up to about 5 feet or so for me. Smiling
central Arkansas - zone 8a/7b (Zone 7b)
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Myles
Feb 22, 2017 7:15 AM CST
Thank you for taking time to share this information. It sounds to be an amazing native plant for the home garden. I'm excited to grow this plant for the hummers. I'd thought, initially, to grow it in a dappled sun bed but after looking at photos of this plant in garden settings, it looks like it can survive in a full sun location. I'll try a heavy mulch around the root area and hope for the best.

Thank You! Myles
.... gardening primarily for the butterflies and pollinators

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