Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
Height - 4 feet
Width - 3 feet
Full sun, part or full shade
Native shrubby perennial,
Other common names
Drummond's Turkscap, Wax/Red Mallow,
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Save Water Low to medium water required
More Color Small, turban-shaped flowers from spring through fall
Attract Wildlife Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies love the flowers
Reduce Maintenance Can be cut to ground in winter to control size
Texas Tough Turk's Cap is considered a Texas Superstar Plant!
The tiny red hibiscus flowers never open, hence the common name "Sleeping Hibiscus." They are said to resemble Turkish turbans, hence the name "Turk's Cap." The plant's fruit is actually edible, and tastes a little bit like an apple. This is why the Spanish name for the plant is "Manzanilla" or "Mexican Apple." Birds will eat the fruit produced by the pollinated flowers. There is actually a variation of Turk's Cap that has salmon-pink flowers, instead of red.