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Malvaviscus arboreus rosea - Plant

Malvaviscus arboreus rosea - Plant
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This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.
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Malvaviscus arboreus rosea Plant

Description for Malvaviscus arboreus rosea

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

Prefers moist soils, but has some drought tolerance once established. Cut back stems after this plant enters fall dormancy.

Common name(s): Mexican Turks Cap
Flower colours: Red
Bloom time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer,
Max reacahble height: 10 ft (3 m)
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow

Planting and 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, Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: medium
Temperature: (18C night, 30C day) temperature
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Malvaviscus arboreus rosea

    Turk s cap is generally tolerant of all soil types, but prefers well-drained, fertile loam. It can be drought-tolerant once established, but does best with regular water, especially when the top few inches of soil are dry to the touch. It is also quite pest-free and not especially susceptible to any common plant diseases

Typical uses of Malvaviscus arboreus rosea

Special features: Sunny landscape areas. Borders. Open woodland gardens. Grow as an annual where not winter hardy.

Culinary use: leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used as ornamental plant in garden and lawns.

Medicinal use: 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.

References

    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1819/

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