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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
Please click map for more detailed map and driving directions.

Turk's Cap

Fiesta (variegated green-and-white foliage) Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) is a shade-tolerant, deer-resistant Texas native that has blooms which hummingbirds love. Grows in sun or part sun. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall, forming a shrub like perennial plant. Flowers from late spring through the fall, with bright red petals rolled loosely around the flowers' reproductive parts. It is a relative of hibiscus, with variegated green-and-white foliage which makes a perfect complement to colorful flowers and is a showy stand-out in shady areas where the green color is lost. Hummingbirds love it and enjoy feeding in the shade. It dies to the ground each winter, then comes back in the spring -- it is a root-hardy perennial. It is an old-time favorite of early Texas gardeners since it is deer resistant as well. It is drought tolerant and some have indicated that plants can be weeded with a glyphosate herbicide such as Roundup, Kleanup or Finale without significant, if any, damage to the foliage of the Turk's Cap. (Try at your own risk!!)