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botanical name:
Malvastrum lateritum
Malvastrum lateritum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.20m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Prostrate, scrambling perennial with alternate, 3 or 5 lobed, mid to dark green leaves. Solitary, cup-shaped flowers of peach-pink with a dark pink bank near the centre and prominent yellow anthers, produced in late spring and summer.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Tolerates dry conditions but needs a reasonably warm location.

usage:
Useful for large rock or gravel gardens.

other notes:
Native of Argentina and Uruguay.

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