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Container Size: 3.5 inch SQ / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

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Big Momma Turks Cap

Malvaviscus x 'Big Momma'

The large sleepy scarlet blooms of 'Big Momma' are held upright on woody stems from late spring to fall or even year round in mild winter climates. This hybrid Greg Grant selection produces a large, vigorous, and free flowering Turk's Cap that revels in the heat and the sun of Southern summers. A hummingbird and butterfly magnet!

For more on Greg's introductions from the SFA Gardens website click the "More Info" link below. In the northern portion of their range the Turk's Caps are die-back perennials that freeze nearly to the ground in winter and return vigorously in spring. In mild winter climates they can get fairly large but are certainly amenable to pruning. Easy to grow, moderately drought tolerant once well-established, and exceptionally free-flowering.

Average Mature Size: 4-6'H x 4-6'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil & Moisture: Average to moist but moderatley drought tolerant once well established. Adaptable to soil types.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Origin: US- Greg Grant, SFA Gardens, Nacogdoches, TX

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Few plants can bring color to the fall garden like the Winter Cassia! Clusters of butterfly-like creamy yellow 1" blooms that are edged in white are born in October-November on this large arching tree-like shrub/perennial. A rare creamy-yellow colored selection developed by Patrick Worley. Item# 345. Price: US$9.99

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An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Silver Spires produces medium sized spikes of white flowers that are held against the dark blue-green fragrant foliage. Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. Excellent for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds. Silver Spires was the top rated white flowered Vitex in trials at Longwood Gardens. Item# 739.

Price: US$14.99

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Lace-Leaf Vitex, Cut-Leaf Vitex
View Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787. Price: US$9.99

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