Malacothamnthus fasiculatus 'Casitas'

Chaparral Mallow

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1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

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.

Common name: Chaparral Mallow
Exposure: Full sun
Water: No summer water
Form: Deciduous shrub
Height: 6 feet
Flower color: Pink
Bloom time: Summer
Habitat: Coastal scrub, chaparral
Warning Wear protection from hairs when pruning

Acknowledgements

Mike Luther

The Santa Cruz County California Native Plant Society dedicates the Spring 2021 Plant Sale in memory of Mike Luther, longtime plant propagation team leader extraordinaire. Many of the plants in this sale are the last Mike shepherded for our Chapter. Enjoy them with his good wishes. 

Mike working in our propagation area

Suncrest Nurseries

Santa Cruz County CNPS gratefully thanks Suncrest Nurseries for their continued hosting of our propagation endeavors. Suncrest generously provides nursery space and materials, allowing us to bring more of CA’s native flora to your gardens.

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