Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 2 to 3' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Leaves deeply lobed and rough, palmate with 5 lobes usually. Flowers cream-yellow to white with dark red to brown centers. Stems hairy. The stems and leaves are rough to the touch.
Native to the US southeastern coastal plain.
Published in Fl. Carol. (Walter) 177 in 1788.
- Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern
- Hibiscus coccineus Walter
- Hibiscus dasycalyx S.F.Blake & Shiller
- Hibiscus grandiflorus Michx.
- Hibiscus grandiflorus Salisb.
- Hibiscus heterophyllus Vent.
- Hibiscus laevis All.
- Hibiscus lasiocarpus Cav.
- Hibiscus moscheutos L.
- Hibiscus mutabilis L.
- Hibiscus paramutabilis L.H.Bailey
- Hibiscus pruriens Andrews
- Hibiscus syriacus L.
- Hibiscus x 'Tosca'
I purchased seed from GeorgiaVines.com in March 2011 and sowed some in seed starting mix in a mini-greenhouse in the kitchen window. The plants were potted up gradually and left outside in pots from May on. I planted one plant in the Pool Lawn Border in summer 2011 but it never flowered. It grew to about 12" tall and 18" wide in spring 2012 and eventually flowered in summer. It did not come back in spring 2014.