Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Anisodontea (an-iss-oh-DON-tee-uh) (Info) Cultivar: Elegant Lady Additional cultivar information: (PP16301) Hybridized by Fick; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004
I am not sure if I have the same variety. It was a gift and has taken off like crazy, even though the deer eat it eagerly. I do get snow but it does not die out completely. Once weather is warm the plant grows faster than deer can eat it. Flowers are 1 " coral and foliage grayish green with multilobed sections on each leaf. Plant is very prostrate-6-8" tall but wide spreading 4-6 feet and drought tolerant.
On Apr 1, 2007, Wifeygirl from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
I had a mixed experience with this plant. Planted it and it got TONS of compliments, grew really well. However after we put in a sprinkler system they all died out - I believe due to overwatering. Now this spring there are several volunteers growing up near where they were planted before.
Overall I'm giving it a positive review because I believe that if you water them less than I did they would do very well, and people love them. They are very profuse bloomers.
On Aug 1, 2004, willynilly from Berkeley, CA wrote:
I planted a one-gallon, two-foot plant in an area with full sun and poor soil about a month ago (late June). It immediately began taking off, adding new leaves and continuing to bloom. I've been snipping off the longer stalks, which has caused it to fill in nicely. Excellent plant for a low water garden.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, El Mirage, Arizona Citrus Heights, California La Verne, California San Leandro, California Gulf Gate Estates, Florida Largo, Florida