This native of South Africa is flourishing in the Continents Apart House.
One of 19 species of woody perennials and shrubs, Anisodontea capensis is a charming plant which reliably produces a mass of flower well into winter. The single, cup-shaped flowers are typical of the mallow family (Malvaceae) to which it belongs. The five petals narrow at the base and a central deep rose colouring accentuates the staminal column. Though only 2cm in diameter these create great effect en-masse. The glossy, evergreen leaves are 3-lobed, and the plant can reach 1.5m in height.