Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik.

Sunset Hibiscus, Sweet Hibiscus, Sunset Muskmallow




Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abelmoschus

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: 3 to 5' tall and 2 to 4' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Large yellow, hibiscus-like flowers with a deep maroon eye in summer. Likes well-drained soil. Perennial in warmer zones, reseeds easily.


Native to China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and the Philippines..

Published in Malvenfam. 46 in 1787.

Basionym Hibiscus manihot L.

My Experience: 

I was given a rooted cutting by a friend in September 2011 and planted it near the conservatory. It did not survive the winter.

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