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Wild Fuchsia Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

Previously known as:

  • Malvaviscus drummondii
Phonetic Spelling
mal-vah-VIS-kus ar-BOR-ee-us va-RY-eh-tee drum-MON-dee-eye
Description

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.  It is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds as well as resistant to damage by deer.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#full sun tolerant#perennials#wildlife plants#salt tolerant#fall interest#well-drained soil#summer flowers#deer resistant#pollinator plant#wildflower garden#butterfly friendly#partial shade tolerant#stormwater demo garden orange co
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Malvaviscus
    Species:
    arboreus
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Texas to North East Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers have swirled petals that never open and long, protruding stamens. Blooms from summer to fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt