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Cape Mallow in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Anisodontea Malvastroides

 

Cape Mallow

Anisodontea are hollyhock-like plants which can be annual, biennial or perennial, some species of which are edible.The leaves are alternate and palmately lobed. The flowers have 5 petals and are up to 5 cms. in diameter. Anisodontea Malvastroides has pale pink flowers.

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plant Features
  • Cape Mallow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cape Mallow likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Cape Mallow is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Cape Mallow likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Cape Mallow

Latin name

Anisodontea Malvastroides

type

Perennial

family

Malvaceae

ph

3.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cape Mallow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cape Mallow is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Cape Mallow likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Cape Mallow likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cape Mallow is 0.50meters x 1.20meters 0.50 M 1.20 M

Anisodontea Malvastroides

Anisodontea are hollyhock-like plants which can be annual, biennial or perennial, some species of which are edible.The leaves are alternate and palmately lobed. The flowers have 5 petals and are up to 5 cms. in diameter. Anisodontea Malvastroides has pale pink flowers.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Flowers from mid Summer to early Autumn

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Young plants can be planted out to their growing position from mid Spring

 

Propagating by seed

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Malva will self-seed, but seeds can also be collected, sown in pots in late winter or early spring, and then planted out. Alternatively seeds can be sown in their flowering positions in mid spring

 
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