Pavonia (Texas Rose Mallow)

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Pavonia (Texas Rose Mallow)

Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:26 am



I am wondering if any other members have worked with or are working with this species. I have researched it and identified it as a Pavonia lesiopetala, native to Texas especially.  It is a flowering species related to Hibiscus and the flowers are a beautiful light pink in color and measure about an inch across or so.  Any cultural advice would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.  I have worked with this tree for a while and so far it has not bloomed, but remains very healthy.

Tom

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Re: Pavonia (Texas Rose Mallow)

Post  Zach Smith on Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:27 am

Nice work, Tom. I've never heard of the species. Hopefully you'll find someone out there who's worked with it also.

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Re: Pavonia (Texas Rose Mallow)

Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:46 pm

Thank you, Zach.....good hearing from you.

Best regards,
Tom

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Re: Pavonia (Texas Rose Mallow)

Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:37 pm



Still looking very healthy, but no flowering as of yet (I have been working with the tree for about two years now).  Anybody else working with this species?
Tom

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Re: Pavonia (Texas Rose Mallow)

Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:25 am

I have NOT worked with it, so basically I'm just speculating. You seem to be keeping it pruned. You might try letting it grow one season without pruning. That might do the trick. Other than that, I have no clue. My guess they make flowers on growth that occurred that year, like Hibiscus do. Which would mean like bougainvillea and crepe myrtle, you need to let it grow out and get shaggy.

But again, I have no experience, This is just a guess from what I've seen with Hibiscus and Bougainvillea. .

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Re: Pavonia (Texas Rose Mallow)

Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:37 pm

Thank you Leo....actually, since I posted the last photo. I have noticed a flower bud or two that have since formed on new growth....I will therefore continue to let it grow unrestricted and see what happens. I appreciate your advice.

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