Plum Fantasy Rose Mallow
Left Alone by Deer but Visited by Butterflies!
'Plum Fantasy' thrives in consistently moist to damp and even wet soils, making a delightful waterside planting, beautifying the area around the leaky garden tap, and thriving in the moist sunny border. In full bloom it reaches 4 to 5 feet high and nearly as wide, simply covered in dinner-plate sized blooms! An imposing presence you will come to cherish, 'Plum Fantasy' is the sort of plant to design an entire accent grouping around.
The flowers begin in midsummer in most areas, continuing through the awkward late summer to early fall doldrums and only ceasing when the temperatures really drop. Very fast-growing, it puts on a show from a young age, and is left alone by nibbling deer. Butterflies adore this plant!
The only maintnance required (beyond consistently moist soil that is never allowed to dry out) of 'Plum Fantasy' is an annual late winter pruning. This will improve both the number and size of the blooms, and keep the plant looking full and fresh. Enjoy this oversized, colorful showpiece! Zones 4-9.
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Mid Summer - Early Fall|
|Plant Height||4 ft - 5 ft|
|Plant Width||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended|
|Bloom Color||Dark Magenta|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained, Wet|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy, Sandy|
|Restrictions||Arizona, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|