Big Momma Turk's Cap

Malvaviscus drummondii 'Big Momma'

SKU
05852
Large, eye-catching coral-red flowers swirled like a turk's cap bloom from mid-summer to frost. This spectacular perennial emerges reliably each spring, growing into a lush shrub with velvety green foliage. Thrives in a variety of soil types. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Herbaceous.
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7 - 10

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeOrange flowers summer to fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!