(Malope trifida) Annual. To 3 feet. Old-time favorite, beloved by the gardeners of yesteryear. Plants grow quickly to about three feet in height, clothing themselves with satiny flowers of intense carmine to cerise, with darker veining. Five-petaled blooms reach about 3” in diameter and are reminiscent of Rose of Sharon, hollyhock and hibiscus, all close relatives to Malope.