This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.
Prefers moist soils, but has some drought tolerance once established. Cut back stems after this plant enters fall dormancy.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Mexican Turks Cap
|Maximum Reachable Height
||10 ft (3 m)
||Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer,
||easy to grow
Planting and care
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
Malvaviscus arboreus rosea care
Turk s cap is does best when grown in full sun, where it becomes an extensively branched and bushy plant, and produces abundant flowe If it receives full sun for only a few hours each day, it may spread a bit more and have sparser flowe
||Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
||(18C night, 30C day) temperature
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Malvaviscus arboreus rosea special feature
Sunny landscape areas. Borde Open woodland gardens. Grow as an annual where not winter hardy.
Malvaviscus arboreus rosea uses
- The plant is used as ornamental plant in garden and lawns
- 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