Don't worry about the name in the title - this post isn't about a bad cat, or anything bad for that matter. I put it there to save you the time of looking up information about today's subject. It's the formal name of a flowering plant which we still have growing in the garden. I'm not sure how much frost it can endure before it succumbs, but the frost that did in the dahlias overnight had no effect on this plant. But I cut some of the flowers anyway today to replace the last of the gladiolus we had in a vase in the kitchen.
Apparently this flower also goes by the name of tall mallow (among many others) and is related to the hibiscus. We received 2 of these plants a number of years ago and haven't had to buy any since. Each spring I look for where the previous year's seeds are sprouting - if I don't I'm sure they would completely take over all the flower gardens. They're nice to have, however, (in appropriate numbers) because they flower into late autumn when a lot of other plants have retired for the year. If you need a few million seeds, just let me know !
(60mm f16 5 sec ISO400)