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Gossypium sturtianum


Attractive shrub from inland Australia related to cotton. This species has grey-green roundish leaves and profuse lilac-mauve flowers with central red blotch. Grows naturally along dry stream beds and drainage lines. Requires full sun with plenty of air flow. Useful addition to semi-arid or cottage gardens. Responds well to extra water in dry periods.


Biological Name: Gossypium sturtianum
Common Name: Sturt's Desert Rose
Family: Malvaceae
Exposure: Full Sun
Flower Color: Lilac & Magenta
Flower Time: Summer-Autumn
Height: 3-4'
Width: 4-5'
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Availability ...
1 Gallon: not available
2 Gallon: backordered
5 Gallon: not available
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): backordered
Seeds (online only): not available
Propagation Information: Seed germinates readily and remains viable for many years.



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