Plant family: Malvaceae - Mallow
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Coastal Sage Scrub
Clay, Sand, Alkaline, Salt
Salt Tolerant, Tolerant of Clay Soil
This is an evergreen shrub with large mapel-leaf-shaped leaves and large flowers over a long season. The flowers are rose to lavender colored with dark purple veins. It is at its best when kept trimmed or it can get leggy, but it is a fine specimen at the back of a native perennial garden, together with Ceanothus, arctostaphylos etc. It is fast growing and easy but provide some protection to young plants as rabbits are highly attracted to this plant.
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