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Anisodontea 'Large Red' (Cape mallow 'Large Red')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anisodontea 'Large Red'

Other names

Cape mallow 'Large Red'

Genus

Anisodontea Anisodontea

Variety or Cultivar

'Large Red' _ 'Large Red' is a tender, upright, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with hairy stems, hairy, ovate to triangular, lobed, mid-green leaves, and, from summer into autumn, cup-shaped, deep pink flowers with prominent, red veins.


Anisodontea 'Large Red' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Erect

Flower

Dark-pink, Veined, Flushed red in Summer; Veined, Flushed red, Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Red spider mite (box and other) , Whitefly Aphids , Red spider mite (box and other) , Whitefly

General care

Pruning

Pinch back when young to encourage bushy growth. Pruning Group 9.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Anisodontea 'Large Red' (Cape mallow 'Large Red') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Mediterranean

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, plant in a well-drained, sheltered, sunny position. Mulch in winter. Often short-lived and may behave as a perennial in colder areas. In frost-prone areas, grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Anisodontea 'Large Red'

Other names

Cape mallow 'Large Red'

Genus

Anisodontea Anisodontea

Variety or Cultivar

'Large Red' _ 'Large Red' is a tender, upright, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with hairy stems, hairy, ovate to triangular, lobed, mid-green leaves, and, from summer into autumn, cup-shaped, deep pink flowers with prominent, red veins.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Erect


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink, Veined, Flushed red in Summer; Veined, Flushed red, Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Red spider mite (box and other) , Whitefly

General care

Pruning

Pinch back when young to encourage bushy growth. Pruning Group 9.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anisodontea 'Large Red' (Cape mallow 'Large Red') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Mediterranean

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, plant in a well-drained, sheltered, sunny position. Mulch in winter. Often short-lived and may behave as a perennial in colder areas. In frost-prone areas, grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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