Very similar to Anisodontea capensis but with deeper pink flowers and everything being bigger. The flowers are larger, the leaves are larger and the whole plant is larger reaching up to around 1.5 meters in height and spread. It is an upright shrub with lobed, hairy green leaves and the flowers appearing in profusion from the leaf axils. In mild, frost free areas this is almost non-stop blooming shrub and looks particularly good trained into standards.
Drought tolerant when grown in the ground but requires regular watering during the summer months if kept in a pot, allowing it to dry slightly between each watering. Tolerates most soil conditions as long as it is very well drained even tolerating chalk and is suitable for coastal planting. Reliably hardy in southern parts of the UK if given a warm sheltered spot such as a south facing wall but may need protection during unusually cold spells.
The exact origins/ distribution of this South African plant are very vague and information as to whether it is actually a true species or a natural hybrid are also vague.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.