Anisodontea scabrosa

Anisodontea scabrosa
Anisodontea scabrosa
Anisodontea scabrosa

Common names: rough-leaf African mallow (English). 
Botanical name: Anisodontea scabrosa

The cheerful, pink-flowered Anisodontea scabrosa, also known as the rough-leaf African mallow, brightens gardens with blooms throughout the year. This South African native thrives in sunny, well-drained spots. Its aromatic leaves are softly hairy. Grow from seed in fall or cuttings in spring. Plant in sandy, warm soil and provide good airflow. Tolerates coastal conditions. Prune for shapeliness. Delightful in cottage gardens, as hedging, standards or potted.

Uses & Benefits: hedge, pot plant

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Family: Malvaceae
Type: shrub
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