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Malvaviscus arboreus

Common Name(s):
Turk's turban
Categories:
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, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is resistant to damage by deer

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, summer, partial shade, wildflowers, perennial, hummingbirds, butterflies, fall, pollinators, deer resistant, red

NCCES plant id: 747

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