Friday, August 5, 2011

WHAT'S IN BLOOM - Turk's Cap

Here is a nice plant that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies.  It will flower in part shade, but does well in sunny locations, too.  It tolerates drought, once established, or will grow in moist soil.  The bright red turban shaped flowers love the hot weather in late summer to fall.  This perennial is even listed as not a favorite of deer!  Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) may be found in our Childrens' ABC Garden where it is about 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide.  You can't miss it.  The hummingbirds have found it, so you will surely see them zipping from bloom to bloom when you visit.  Further growing conditions can be found by clicking here.