Plant family: Malvaceae - Mallow
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California, Hybrid
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Adaptable
Tolerant of Clay Soil, Vines/Espaliers
The flowers of this large easy to grow shrub are striking. They are almost exotic looking with their shape and great violet color. It would be great as a hedge or screen, or include it in a perennial border with Ceanothus and arctostaphylos. This is a fast grower, but you will need to protect young plants from rabbits who find it more enticing than almost any other plant.
Hybrid, random; origin = seedling (1983) L. venetus x. L. assurgentiflora (hort. M. Benedict); intro Tree of Life Nursery 1985.
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