Malvaviscus arboreus rosea - turkscap
I have always been drawn to the mallow family and grow numerous specimens (which thrive in my sandy hot soil). Despite incredibly generous offers of seeds (Tex, Mara), I still found myself ordering pink turkscap seeds. I planted 4 fat seeds and lo, 3 (so far) large, plump cotyledons have emerged....and I am now a bit flustered. What to do, what to do? To be sure, ordering these was a triumph (?) of hope over experience...but I did have several abutilons overwintering outside without undue stress, for years (till boredom - the biggest plant killer of all in my garden, got the better of me). Still, this plant is a complete unknown to me so do tell, those of you who grow these mallows (I was mainly taken by the promise of shady potential.........although I would draw a line at planting this in the woods.