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Gardening Help Search. In St. Louis, it is grown as an annual. Easily grown in moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun. Best flowering is in full sun. Thrives in hot summer climates. Start seed indoors weeks before last frost date or purchase nursery plants. Set out plants after last frost date. Seed may be harvested from garden plants for planting the following year.
Abelmoschus moschatus , commonly called musk mallow, is native to tropical Asia. It is a compact tender perennial that typically grows in a bushy clump to 1. Cultivars expand the available flower colors to include attractive shades of pink, orange-red and red often with white centers.
Flowers last only for one day, but plants bloom freely throughout the growing season to frost. Hairy, dark green leaves are deeply cut into lobes. Abelmoschus esculentus okra also features attractive yellow flowers, but is more commonly grown as a vegetable crop for its edible seed pods.
Genus name is believed to come from the Arabic and means "source of musk" in reference to the musky smell of the fruit capsules. Specific epithet means musky. No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for spider mites, slugs and whiteflies.
Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Susceptible to powdery mildew. Missouri Botanical Garden. Butterfly House. Shaw Nature Reserve. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Abelmoschus moschatus. Back to Previous Page. Common Name: musk mallow. Type: Herbaceous perennial. Family: Malvaceae. Native Range: Tropical Asia. Height: 1.
Spread: 1. Bloom Time: June to frost. Bloom Description: Yellow to pink to orange-red. Maintenance: Low. Garden locations. Noteworthy Characteristics Abelmoschus moschatus , commonly called musk mallow, is native to tropical Asia. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Garden Uses Beds, border fronts, pots, containers. Thank You! Main Navigation Visit. Things To Do. Plant Science. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Gardening in St.
Abelmoschus moschatus is an aromatic and medicinal plant that has been widely introduced across tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world. This species is regarded as a weed outside its natural h This species is regarded as a weed outside its natural habitats. It has repeatedly escaped from cultivation to become naturalized, primarily in cultivated, ruderal and semi-natural areas. Once established, it often behaves as a weed, outcompeting and displacing native plant species.
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Gardening Help Search. In St. Louis, it is grown as an annual. Easily grown in moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun. Best flowering is in full sun.