Botanical Name: Anisodontea X hypomandarum
 Common Name: African Mallow, Cape Mallow
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

1-3', 3-6'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season








Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Standard


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Susan Frommer

  • Description

  • Notes

This mini, hardy hibiscus is a small shrub 6'-7' high with a profusion of pale pink flowers.Somewhat cold sensitive. Needs protection from heavy afternoon sun in the low desert. Avail. in 1G., 5G.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.