Named in honour of Paul Kitaibel (1757-1817), a Hungarian botanist, this perennial displays a shrub like habit, growing up to 1.5m tall.
An uncommon plant that really deserves to be more widely grown.
A distant relative of the hollyhock, it has lobed, vine like leaves and is covered in showy, mallow like flowers from July until September. These are pure white with a green centre and long, yellow stamens.
Not a show stopper but excellent as background interest.
Tolerant of full sun or partial shade and prefers poor, well drained soil.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Full sun, partial shade