Melochia tomentosa, tea wood

Category: Sun Perennials
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: south Texas, Florida
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: deep pink, yellow
Bloom Time: summer
Height: 3 ft
Width: 2 ft
Exposure: full sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: Will remain evergreen above 25 F (approximately) but will die back below that. This is a very prolific bloomer in full sun and is visited by many pollinators. Equally attractive are the fuzzy leaves which have a really cool blue cast.