Velvet Mallow

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Velvet Mallow

Allowissadula holosericea
Abutilon; Velvet-Leaf Mallow; False Indian-Mallow
3

5 feet
3

6 feet
Edwards Plateau; West Texas; New Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Part or dappled sun. Semi-evergreen, with silvery-green heart-shaped leaves and yellow blooms that glow like candles in the shaded settings where this native thrives. Often seen in Hill Country woodlands, velvet leaf thrives in somewhat drier conditions than its close relative, Turk’s cap. Velvet mallow requires no special care, as long as soils are well drained. It’s not commonly available commercially, so preserve it if you already have it on-site. (It can be easily grown from seed.) It serves as a larval host to various skipper butterflies.

Maintenance

No special maintenance required. Can be cut back if needed after extreme freeze damage.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
3-5' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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