Malvaviscus cf. arboreus
This is a special and highly ornamental form of Sleepy Mallow from Central America. It is a medium-sized shrub with beautiful bright red tubular flowers that are held upright in tight clusters and, not the drooping singular flowers of the typical form. It may even be a different species. The flower petals stay swirled around the stamen instead of expanding outward, appearing like an unopened hibiscus flower. Its nectar attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and a variety of other pollinators. Prefers full to partial sun and a well-draining soil. (Pot size: 3 gallon)Find Malvaviscus arboreus at Fairchild.