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Cape Mallow

Anisodontea spp.

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Anisodontea scabrosa, blomme, Walter Sisulu NBT by JMK (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of the pink flowers of Anisodontea capensis

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Cape Mallow Overview

Genus of roughly 20 species of evergreen perennial and shrubs, typically featuring toothed leaves with 3-5 uneven, palmate lobes and distinctive flowers with 5 petals and streaky colouration. This genus does well in cool temperate climates and is used for summer bedding.

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How to propagate Cape Mallow

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the late summer.

Other uses of Cape Mallow

Grown for their flowers.