Hibiscus Turk's Cap Malvaviscus arboreus Wax Mallow Manzanilla
Hibiscus Turk's Cap.
Herbaceous perennial plant native to the Southeastern US. In areas without frost, Turk's Cap will become as a woody shrub but with frost, the plant dies back to the ground and emerges again in Spring.
Red blooms that resemble a Turkish hat appear plentifully from Summer to Fall. Ball-shaped seed pods develop that are actually edible, which is the reason for the common name "Little Apple."
Prefers full sun and moist soil or partial shade. Blooms best in full sun with regular water.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7-11.
Mature size: Usually 3-4 feet tall but can be much taller when water is plentiful.
Size Shipped: Gallon plant shipped without pot. Price includes delivery.
Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators due to its nectar. Birds and small mammals eat the edible fruits that form later in the season.
Additional Features: Deer-resistant foliage.
Companions: Hibiscus coccineus Texas Star, Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Mallow, and Rudbeckia Black eyed Susan.
- Product Type: Outdoor Plant