Scientific nameNative to South Africa, this new selection of Anisodontea flowers abundantly almost without interruption from April to October and continues late into autumn in regions with mild winters. The flowers, similar to those of Malvaceae, are two-toned: pale pink with dark pink veins in the centre, and larger than others of the species (2 - 3 cm in diameter). They attract butterflies.
Must grow seeds in Autumn
cuttings taken in spring and summer once the new shoots have become semi-hard. Use a well drained sandy soil medium. Transplant young plants before the new seasons growth; they do not handle too much disturbance at a later stage.As in the wild, it should be grown in a well drained, warm, sunny spot with free air flow. They do not favour humid climates with hot wet summers. Should the plants not be well aired, white-fly may become a possible pest.
They tolerate light shade, but flower better in full sun. Feed with a slow release 3.1.5 for vigorous growth and water regularly throughout summer to promote abundant flowering. Being frost tolerant they are able to grow away from the coast.
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Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Can be used as a hedge
Suitable for clay soil
Suitable for sandy soil
It provides food for: