Malacothamnus densiflorus

Many-flowered mallow bush


Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 7' X 6'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Description

The mallow family has many representatives in California. The plants of the genus malacothamnus are known for their vigorous, dense growth and abundant, usually pink, flowers. The many-flowered mallow bush is found in Orange and San Diego Counties. It grows in an open, rounded form with round, gray-green leaves. In the spring it displays quite a bouquet of pink flowers and will continue to flower intermittently through the summer with a little supplemental water. Unlike many mallows, the many-flowered mallow bush does not spread via rhizomes. Its appearance may be improved by pruning back old flower stocks, and perhaps a third of the plant diameter in winter. The many-flowered mallow bush has performed well in Sunset zones 15 and 16.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen