Turk's cap - Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus
It attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds
Thought to originate from Central or Southern Mexico .
Fast growing evergreen shrub with downward pointing, red , pendant flowers. Flowers look like they are just about to open- but never do.
Blooms from summer to first freeze ( here in N Central Fl , until January or so)
Fairly drought resistant
Does well with minimal care
In tropical areas, these plants do best in light shade, while in more northern areas, a site in full sun with afternoon shade is best.
In hard freeze areas , it dies back to the ground and reemerge in spring and blooms by early summer
COLD HARDINESS ZONE: 7b-11
MATURE HEIGHT: 6-8 Ft - in more tropical areas 10-12Ft
Currently growing in 4" pot- shipping out of pot, roots packed moist