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Anisodontea Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Anisodontea genus. A genus of 21 evergreen shrubs and perennials. The flowers are small and are similar to a hibiscus, with hairy calyx and a corolla of five petals which are streaked. Stamens are usually darker in colour. The leaves are also small and are usually palmately 3-5 lobed.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

Frost tender, min 3-5C to half hardy. Needs full light and well drained soil. Water containerized plants freely when in full growth, very little at other times. In the growing season, young plants may need tip pruning to promote a bushy habit.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, white fly, aphids.

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