Malvaviscus drummondii x arboreus 'Big Momma'
Turk's Cap 'Big Momma' Hybrid
This shrubby plant has showy red flowers and leaves that are intermediate between the parent species (which see). A relatively recent Texas introduction by Greg Grant, this should prove a garden worthy plant that is likely to be a bit more cold-hardy than the Malvaviscus arboreus parent. Some consider Malvaviscus drummondii to be a variety of Malvaviscus arboreus but we find them quite different and distinct.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10