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Malacothamnus densiflorus - Yellow Stem Bush Mallow

Malacothamnus densiflorus brightens up the landscape from late Spring through much of the Summer and into Fall. The Yellow Stem Bush Mallow, grows well in disturbed areas and adapts well to dry gardens. Malacothamnus densiflorus is a great late Spring through Summer nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies including the Painted Lady, Northern White Skipper, Cloudless Sulfur, White Checkered Skipper, and the Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, and seed source for birds. The green foliage of the Yellow Stem Bush Mallow is attractive in its own right. Malacothamnus densiflorus is native from Baja to the Northern California Coast. It can be found in the Southern California deserts. Malacothamnus densiflorus is tolerant of a wide variety of soil types. The Yellow Stem Bush Mallow grow best in full sun but will tolerate quite a lot of shade. Malacothamnus fasciculatus grows 5-6 feet tall and wide with the fragrant pink flowers weighing down the arching branches. Malacothamnus densiflorus is Winter hardy into the low to mid teens.

Malacothamnus densiflorus, Yellow Stem Bush Mallow

Pink flowers and green foliage of Malacothamnus densiflorus - Yellow Stem Bush Mallow. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plant pagess from the genus Malacothamnus featured on this site:
Malacothamnus clementinus * San Clemente Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus davidsonii * Davidson's Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fasciculatus * Chaparral Bush Mallow