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Radyera (Desert Rose Mallow)

Desert Rose Mallow is a small genus with only two known species at present from arid areas: Radyera urens (South Africa) and Radyera farragei (southern mainland Australia). Both are soft-wooded semiperennials to perennials with cordate, usually lobed leaves, which are densely covered with silvery-white to golden hairs. Radyera farragei has quite large, bright pink to deep lilac hibiscus-like flowers with a darker center. It can be successfully grown as a pot or container plant in any fertile, humus-rich, slightly rocky, very well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. If grown as perennials keep potted plants at a minimum of some 15°C and reduced watering during winter. Alternatively plants can be cultivated as annuals as they are fast growing.
Sow seeds in any rich, slightly sandy, well drained substrate at some 20°C. After germination keep pots slightly drier and in full sun.
20 seeds per package.
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Radyera farragei (Desert Rose Mallow)

Radyera farragei (Desert Rose Mallow)

200 (400)cm, Desert Rose Mallow or River Hibiscus is a most ornamental Australian soft-wooded, perennial tall shrub within the mallow family (Malvaceae). It has bright deep lilac flowers above large, cordate leaves. It occurs in SC Australia, where it grows in slightly moist soils. For any humus rich, slightly moist, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year with reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. VII-IX.