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Products > Anisodontea 'Tara's Pink'
 
Anisodontea 'Tara's Pink' - Cape Mallow
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Clear Pink
Bloomtime: Year-round
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 'Tara's Pink' (Cape Mallow) - An upright evergreen shrub to 6 to 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Plant is full sun and water occasionally to infrequently - this is certainly a low water requiring ("drought tolerant") plant. Hardy to 20 degrees F (it weathered the winter 1990 cold nights down to . This plant was a spontaneous seedling hybrid, presumably between Anisodontea x hypomandarum and A. scabrosa that occurred in the San Marcos Growers' test garden where we had both of these plants growing. The foliage is larger and more lush then Anisodontea x hypomandarum and the larger flowers are a deeper pink. The seedling in our garden has grown over 8 feet tall by 6 feet wide. We named this plant 'Tara's Pink' in honor, and now in memory, of Tara, Randy Baldwin's Rhodesian Ridgeback, who used to roam the nursery garden. This plant was introduced by us in 1993 and has since been grown by many other nurseries.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Anisodontea 'Tara's Pink'.
 
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