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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Shrub > Anisodontea 'Elegant Lady' PP16,301
Anisodontea 'Elegant Lady' PP16,301 - Cape Mallow

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Clear Pink
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Anisodontea scabrosa x.A. elegans)
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Anisodontea 'Elegant Lady' PP16,301 (Cape Mallow) - A rounded fast-growing shrub to 5-6 feet tall by 4-5 feet wide with dark green tri-lobed aromatic leaves and 1 1/2" wide magenta flowers. This newer Anisodontea cultivar has a similar flower color to 'Tara's Wonder', our own 1994 plant introduction, but the flowers are wider (to 1 1/2" wide) and with denser and smaller foliage. As with other Anisodontea x hypomandarum (A. capensis x A. scabrosa) hybrids this plant blooms nearly year round in southern California gardens. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally for best results - this plant is reasonably drought tolerant once established but is much more lush with more regular irrigation. Hardy to 20-25 F. Introduced by Paul and Mandy Fick of New Plant Nursery in George, Eastern Cape where it has had PBR (Plant Breeders Rights) status since 2001 and received US Plant Patent PP16,301 in 2006 and was marketed in the US in the Proven Winners collection. Good for a small fast growing screen. We grew this plant from 2005 until 2006. Anisodontea scabrosa.times.Anisodontea elegans  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Anisodontea 'Elegant Lady' PP16,301.