PlantFiles: Spearleaf Swampmallow, Pale Pavonia, Pale Texas Rosemallow, Pale Rock Rose, Fairy Hibiscus Pavonia hastata
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Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) 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)
On Apr 21, 2011, yakmon from Portland, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
I had lots of "blooms" during March and then noticed that the blooms were actually seed pods. I understand that this plant will produce seeds early in the season and then blooms later during the summer. I harvested many seeds during the last couple of months and will be planting some to see how they do. They are easily propagated by cuttings and have a delicate hibiscus shaped white flower with a purple center. Nice plant!
On Oct 11, 2003, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Spearleaf swampmallow is an introduced plant that has naturalized in Florida and Georgia. It continuously blooms all season and does not require much care. Pruning the plant keeps it bushy and encourages more blooms. The flowers resemble small hibiscus (is related to hibiscus).
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Clyde, California Gainesville, Florida Folsom, Louisiana Gardere, Louisiana Marietta, Mississippi Las Vegas, Nevada Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fearrington, North Carolina Austin, Texas Belton, Texas Dallas, Texas Doyle, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Houston, Texas Lacoste, Texas Richmond, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas Santa Fe, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas