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Pavonia praemorsa ~ Swamp Mallow, Yellow Mallow

Pavonia praemorsa is a great medium sized shrub for sun or shade.  The Yellow Mallow can get to 6 feet or more in height.  The flowers fade from orange to yellow as they open.  I have grown Pavonia praemorsa in heavy soils and in sharply draining sandy soils.  As long as the soil is not soggy the Yellow Mallow can do well.  This South African native can withstand winter temperatures that dip into the mid-20°s F. Pavonia praemorsa can form a thick screen in sunny locations but tends to flop a bit in the shade.  Pavonia praemorsa is a nectar source for the Painted Lady Butterfly and a great addition to the butterfly garden.

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Pavonia praemorsa 

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