Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Kosteletzkya virginica 'ACE Basin'
ACE Basin Sea Shore Mallow
Item #: 9520
Zones: 5a to 10b
Height: 60" tall
Origin: United States
(aka: Kosteletzkya pentacarpos) Named for the Bohemian botanist V.F. Kosteletzky, this fabulous, upright native (Virginia to Mississippi) perennial mallow, similar to lavatera, emerges from dormancy in late spring and the thick stems quickly zoom to 5' tall. Each kosteletzkya stem is clothed with fuzzy, light green, hibiscus-like leaves. In midsummer, sea shore mallow is clothed with hundreds of 2" clear pink hibiscus-like flowers. Sea shore mallow will grow equally as well in brackish swampy conditions, shallow standing water, or in regular garden soil...a past honoree as the NC Wildflower of the Year! This accession is from seed from SC's ACE Basin Reserve (named for the converging Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Rivers).
Flower Color: Pink
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
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