Kitaibelia vitifolia

Yugoslav hibiscus

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.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Malvaceae

Hardy perennial

H7

150cm 

90cm 

Mid green 

White 

Well drained 

Full sun, partial shade

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