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Pavonia multiflora Jussieu
  • RHS AGM

many-flowered pavonia

P. multiflora is a lax evergreen shrub with long, lance-shaped leaves and solitary reddish-purple flowers to 6cm across, with showy red calyx and epicalyx segments, in late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Malvaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Pavonia can be evergreen shrubs or perennials with linear to ovate leaves and bell-shaped flowers, each with a bell-shaped calyx and prominent epicalyx segments, solitary or in terminal panicles in summer

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with high humidity. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist in winter. May need restrictive pruning

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 19 to 24°C in spring or root semi-hardwood cuttings in summer with bottom heat

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free

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