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PlantFiles: Brazilian Candles
Pavonia multiflora

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pavonia (pav-ON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: multiflora (mul-tih-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Triplochlamys multiflora

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
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
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)
over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Kilat On Oct 14, 2014, Kilat from Townsville
Australia (Zone 11) wrote:

Here in the tropics, it grows much taller than the plant file indicates -- closer to 4' to 5' -- and can't take full sun.

Positive jeri11 On Apr 17, 2013, jeri11 from Central, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have this plant in my greenhouse and it has bloomed all winter long. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!


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

Los Angeles, California
Hollywood, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Coushatta, Louisiana
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana

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