Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Malvaviscus drummondii 'Big Momma'
Big Momma Turk's Cap
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Malvaviscus
Item #: 6902
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 72" tall
Origin: United States
This deer-resistant 2005 introduction from Texan Greg Grant produces flowers that are over 1/3 larger than the typical turk's cap. Malvaviscus 'Big Momma' emerges in late spring and quickly rises to 6' tall, topped from midsummer until frost with bright orange flowers, swirled like a turk's cap...attractive to hummingbirds. Sticking out from the end of the floral swirl are the sex organs...and if I do say so, momma is well-endowed and proud of it! Invite 'Big Momma' into your garden for some down-home fun.
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers
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