Anisodontea capensis

  • Anisodontea capensis


A charming, countrified air

Anisodontea Capensis, also referred to as African Mallow or Cape Mallow, is a remarkable plant originating from South Africa that adds a pretty, countrified touch and explosion of colour to our gardens. With its delicate blooms and lengthy flowering season, it has become a must-have for gardening enthusiasts seeking a charming plant that is easy to maintain. Here at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® we love the sophistication of very graphic plants, as well as the simplicity of more countrified varieties, so the Anisodontea capensis is right at home on our Décou’Verte ® botanical footypath!

One of the most striking features of Anisodontea capensis is its profuse and prolonged flowering period, which extends from spring to autumn in favourable climates. As a result, campers staying with us in peak and mid-season have the pleasure of enjoying its pretty, funnel-shaped flowers, generally pink, mauve or white in colour, emerging gracefully from the dark green foliage. Their profusion attracts bees and butterflies too, adding a touch of animation to our gardens and providing a pantry for our little protégés (we are, after all, an LPO Bird Protection League refuge!).

A festival of dazzling flowers

In addition to its floral beauty, Anisodontea capensis is a fairly versatile and hardy plant. Resistant to heat and drought, it thrives in Provence and particularly in our beautiful Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur. It can be planted in beds, borders or pots to add a touch of colour and charm to every green space, even in the toughest environments.

Anisodontea capensis is very easy to grow too. It requires little attention and prefers moderate watering – a significant asset for our eco-friendly campsite, where we strive to limit water consumption to better preserve the environment and its natural resources.


Latin name :Anisodontea capensis
Family :Malvaceae
Genus :Anisodontea
Species :Capensis
Color :Bright pink flowers ribbed with red
Origin :South Africa
Foliage :Semi-evergreen
Port :Half perennial – half shrub
Height :1.20 m
Flowering :July-October
Anisodontea capensis

Did you know?

It is also known as African Mallow or Cape Mallow.