170 (220)cm, California Shrub Mallow is a semi-evergreen shrub with showy, intense dark pink flowers with violet stripes and palmate, mid green to grayish-green leaves on gray stems. Originally only native on the Channel islands offcoast California it is now widespread in the western USA (California region) for its horticultural value and prefers open, sandy to rocky places. This species is not reliably winter hardy and it is best grown under frostfree conditions throughout the year. Excellent pot plant for any rich, well drained substrate. In winter keep cooler at a minimum of some 10°C with reduced watering. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.