JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Malvaviscus drummondii 'Big Momma'
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Item #: 6902
Zones: 7b to 10b
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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.