Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii, also known as Turk’s Cap, is an attractive wildflower native to the Southern United States. It belongs to the Malvaceae family and has many common names such as Wax Mallow, Drummond’s Wax-mallow, Red Mallow, Texas Mallow, Mexican Apple, Manzanilla, Sleeping Hibiscus and Bleeding Hearts.
This beautiful flower has bright red petals that surround a yellow center and can grow up to 18 inches in height. It prefers sunny areas with moist soil but will tolerate light shade as well. The flowers bloom from June through October making it an excellent addition to any garden or yard for summer color!
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Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Information
|Common Names||Turk’s Cap, Turkscap, Drummond’s Turkscap, Wax Mallow, Drummond’s Wax-mallow, Red Mallow, Texas Mallow, Mexican Apple, Manzanilla, Sleeping Hibiscus, Bleeding Hearts|
|Native to USA||AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX|
|Size||Between 2 to 5 feet|
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii is easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance once established. Simply water during dry periods or prune back overgrown stems if needed! This low-maintenance plant makes a great addition to any landscape design or garden bed thanks to its vibrant colors and long blooming season!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum edible?
No, Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum is not edible.
Is Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum an invasive species of plant?
Yes, Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum is considered an invasive species in some parts of the United States.