Anisodontea scabrosa

Water Needs


Anisodontea scabrosa
Shrub small
Pink Mallow

1,5 - 2 m


Light Conditions



light; moderate; hardy


Pale to dark pink; Spring summer

sun; afternoon sun; container; screen; paving; clay soils; sandy soils; shrubbery; wildlife bees butterflies insects; narrow spaces;

Garden Situation


fynbos; grassland; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn


thicket; Subtropical East Coast; Western Cape; karoo

Rain Season


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Bright pink Hibiscus-like flowers cover this shrub in spring and summer, and off and on year-round. It has a rather short lifespan, but the beautiful flower displays and speed of growth make it worth- while and quick to replace. Plant in full sun where the soil drains well, and trimming lightly through the year keeps foliage neat and bushy. As with all plants that produce many flowers, feed regularly. This lovely shrub grows well in both Western and Eastern Cape coastal conditions and inland frosty gardens, but gardeners have had limited success on the humid Eastern KZN Coast. Prune back by a third in autumn.

Anisodontea scabrosa
Anisodontea scabrosa