Bracted Fanpetals, Fringed Fanpetals
Sida ciliaris

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sida (SEE-duh) (Info)
Species: ciliaris (sil-ee-AIR-iss) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 4, 2009, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Bracted fanpetals, fringed fanpetals, bracted sida (Sida ciliaris) is a native to Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It is an introduced plant in Hawaii which has naturalized and is known as red ilima. It is a herbaceous annual or short lived perennial which has up to 14 inch tall ascending or prostrate stems. The 3/8 to 5/8 inch long leaves are alternate, pubescent below, glabrous on top and are toothed above the middle. The petioles (leafstalks) are "bearded" meaning that they have long, stiff hairs. The name "cilaris" means "fringed with hairs on the margin" or "eyelash-like" which refers to the stipules (structures on either side of the base of a petiole). Having a diameter of 3/8 inches, the 5 yellow petaled blooms have narrow, hairy ... read more