150 (220)cm, Pink Maple-leafed Canary Shrub Mallow is a perennial maple-leafed species native of all western islands, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote (Lavatera acerifolia var. hariensis), where it locally occurs in sheltered rock crevices in the succulent zone at an altitudinal range of some 200m to 700m. It makes most ornamental, large pale pink flowers with a showy dark purple throat. Plants usually will go semi-dormant in summer and shed most of their leaves. With decreasing temperatures in autumn and winter plants will start new growth. Keep slightly drier and preferably rather cool at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun in winter. An easy going and robust species. V-IX.