Turk’s Cap

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Turk’s Cap

Malvaviscus drummondii
Manzanilla, Drummond’s Turkscap, Wax Mallow, Red Mallow, Texas Mallow, Mexican Apple, Sleeping Hibiscus
4

6 feet
4

5 feet
South-central Texas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full sun to partial shade; a shrub-like perennial with thick, crinkled mallow leaves and red hibiscus flowers that never seem to open — hence names like “Lazy Hibiscus.” It blooms continuously in warm weather. Although its leaves may curl or frizzle in sun scorch, don’t be fooled: Turk’s Cap is tough and drought tolerant.

Plant it in the understory in any shady spot; it can be used to quickly bulk up empty spaces in the garden and fill them with hummingbirds — especially in the dead of winter when the bare branches often still sport vibrant blooms.

Maintenance

Can be cut back as needed before it leafs out in spring.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
4-6' H, 4-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, Red, White
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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