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Turk's Cap 'Pink'
Turk's Cap 'Pink'
Turk's Cap 'Pink'
Turk's Cap 'Pink'
Turk's Cap 'Pink'
Turk's Cap 'Pink'
Turk's Cap 'Pink'
Turk's Cap 'Pink'

Turk's Cap 'Pink'

Malvaviscus arboreus var. Drummondii ‘Pink’
$6.50

Height: 2’-5'
Spread: 2’-5'
Bloom: May-November
Light: Partial Sun, Shade
Water: Medium
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin: Texas
Deer Resistant: Yes

This cultivar is also know as 'Pam Puryear' This is a description of a shrub that spreads out to be as wide as it is tall, reaching 2-3 feet and sometimes up to 9 feet. It has soft pink flowers that hang down like hibiscus flowers but never fully open. Instead, their petals overlap to create a loose tube, with the stamen column sticking out. This gives the flower a resemblance to a Turkish turban, which is why it is called Turk's Cap. It's an excellent choice for planting in shady areas. 

The variety of this plant is named after Thomas Drummond, a naturalist from Scotland who was born around 1790. He came to America 1830 to collect specimens from the western and southern United States. He spent over 21 months collecting plants and bird specimens in Texas, focusing mainly on the Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. He composed over 750 plant species and 150 bird specimens, distributed to museums and scientific institutions worldwide. He had hoped to complete a botanical survey of Texas but died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835 while collecting specimens on the island. 

Turk's Cap is drought tolerant and thrives in partially shaded areas. It can also adapt to different environments, including full sun and heavy soil. However, excessive sun exposure may cause the leaves to be rougher, minor, darker, and puckered.

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