Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
- Common Name(s):
- Turk's turban
- Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Turk's turban is also known as Ladies' eardrops, Scotchman's purse, and wild fuchsia. The flowers are fascinating on close inspection, with swirled petals that never open, but with long, protruding stamens. It is an old-fashioned, "pass-along" southern plant. This plant is moderately salt tolerant.
Wildlife Value: Is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
Synonyms: Malvaviscus drummondii
- Summer to fall
- 36-48 in.
- Flower Color:
- USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10
- Cuttings, division, seed
- Full sun to partial shade
- Piedmont, Coastal Plain
NCCES plant id: 747