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African Mallow

Anisodontea capensis

Also known as

Cape mallow, False mallow

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

African Mallow Overview

This is a fast growing upright sub-shrub with hairy stems, which will grow about 1m. It will flower through spring into the summer with pink to dark purple flowers which are hibiscus-like, each with 5 rounded petals.

Common problems with African Mallow

How to propagate African Mallow

Cuttings

Seed or semi-ripe cuttings.

Seed

Other uses of African Mallow

Grown for their flowers, containers, indoor plants.