Yellow Mallow, Yellow Pavonia
Pavonia praemorsa

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pavonia (pav-ON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: praemorsa (pray-MOR-suh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Fairfield, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Bulverde, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 19, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Origin: South Africa - Flowering on this shrub is year round, peak blooms in spring and fall. Plant in a dry, full sun spot with a well drained soil.

Positive

On Aug 23, 2003, Kaufmann from GOD's Green Earth
United States (Zone 8b) wrote:

I planted two of these in April, in the shade of a Live Oak tree. They have grown substantially, and have flowered all Summer long.