Australian Native Cotton
Gossypium australe

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gossypium (gos-SIP-ee-um) (Info)
Species: australe (aw-STRAL-ee) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 22, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is native to Australia. It is a dense ornamental shrub with pink or white flowers in spring and summer. It is frost sensitive. Likes sandy soils. Related to cultivated cotton. Also called the "Desert Rose" in Australia, as flower looks similar to a hibiscus, with a dark red center and pink outer. It is drought tolerant, can be pruned to shape, and attracts birds (in Australia, at any rate...).