Pavonia lasiopetala /Texas Swampmallow

Pavonia lasiopetala  / Pavonia lasiopetala
Clear hot pink flowers with yellow centers and foliage
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Clear hot pink flowers with yellow centers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Pavonia lasiopetala
Common Name: Texas Swampmallow
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This mallow, native to Texas and associated with relatively shallow, gravelly, dry limestone soils but can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. Plants can sometime be quite open and leggy, but the bright pink flowers with yellow stamens can be very showy. Plants usually die back to the roots or to the lower base of the shrub but growth returns in early spring with flowering occurring from spring until frost. Self-seeding is common where conditions are favorable. Old plants can be cut back severely to encourage a fuller habit of growth.