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Pavonia missionum - Red Mallow

Pavonia missionum is a small loose shrub. Mine have been quite successful in full sun. I give them a spartan diet of water, ample organic material and watch them bloom in spectacular fashion. This small flowered hibiscus relative can survive winters that dip into the high teens for brief periods. I have grown them in well drained soils and heavy soils. They seem to prefer the heavier soils. Pavonia missionum is a nectar source for the Painted Lady Butterfly and a great addition to the butterfly garden

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Pavionia missionum, Red Mallow