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PlantFiles: Wright's false mallow
Malvastrum aurantiacum

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malvastrum (MAL-vas-trum) (Info)
Species: aurantiacum (aw-ran-ti-AYE-kum) (Info)

Synonym:Malva aurantiaca
Synonym:Malvastrum wrightii

Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Orange
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

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

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral frostweed On Aug 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Malvastrum aurantiacum is Endemic to Texas.

Regional...

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

Austin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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