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Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

Common Name(s):
Turk's turban
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

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

Season:
Summer to fall
Height:
36-48 in.
Flower Color:
Red
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10
Propagation:
Cuttings, division, seed
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained
Regions:
Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Mexico
Tags:
sun, salt tolerant, summer, partial shade, wildflowers, perennial, hummingbirds, butterflies, fall, pollinators, wildlife, deer resistant, red

NCCES plant id: 747

Malvaviscus arboreus Flower detail
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondi Leaf and flower detail
Carol Foil, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondi Leaf and flower detail
Carol Foil, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0