Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Chaparral Mallow
Malvaceae
Exposure
Full sun
Water
No summer water
Form
Deciduous shrub
Height
6 feet
Flower color
Pink
Bloom time
Summer
Chaparral mallow forms a fountain-shaped shrub with hairy gray leaves. The flowers in shades of
pink, resembling small hollyhocks, appear in spikes or panicles during the summer. This is a good
plant for a dry garden or bank cover. Cut back after bloom for best appearance. Rhizomes may
spread to form thickets. Give good drainage.
Habitat
Coastal scrub, chaparral
Warning Wear protection from hairs when pruning