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Wednesday's Flower

Wax Mallow Turk's Cap

Wednesday's Story

Take a moment…

To breathe.
Be thankful.
Repeat (many times).
Now breathe again and take in nature’s beauty.

points of interest

Turk’s Cap flowers attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and are similar to their cousin, hibiscus, but their long red petals only partially unfurl, resembling a turban. Best used in the summer border and as an informal hedge in warmer climates. It freely spreads with velvety stems and broad, heart-shaped leaves; thickets can be found in South and North America.

general care

Shade to full sun. Easily grown from seed. Generally problem-free.

Common Names | Wax Mallow, Turk's Cap
Botanical Name | Malvaviscus arboreus
Family | Malvaceae
Type | deciduous perennial shrub
Origin | S.E. US, Mexico to Columbia, Peru, Brazil
Zone | Z13-15
Flower Height | 9’
Flower Diameter | 2”

photographed @

Tucson Botanical Garden

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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