Malvaviscus arboreus mexicanus variegata - Plant
Common name: wax mallow
Bloom time: July to October
Height: 10 ft (3 m)
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Turk s cap is does best when grown in full sun, where it becomes an extensively branched and bushy plant, and produces abundant flowers. If it receives full sun for only a few hours each day, it may spread a bit more and have sparser flowers.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: (18°c night, 24°c day) temperature
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Turk s cap makes a pleasing specimen, planted by itself in full sun where its flowering is seen to best advantage.
- It also does well as a tall accent plant in the rear of a sunny border or as part of a sunny, mixed hedge.
- It is quite tolerant of clipping when part of a hedge, but this should be done in winter or early spring to preserve flowering in the following months.
Sunny landscape areas. Borders. Open woodland gardens. Grow as an annual where not winter hardy.
- Turk s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) is used as a medicinal herb, a culinary herb, salad herb, and is also used for herbal dyes, and herbal teas.
- It produces a red dye.
- The flowers and fruit make a good herbal tea, and the young leaves, fruits and flowers are edible raw or cooked.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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