Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 10 +
Size: 9 to 18' tall, smaller in cultivation (6' tall, 3' wide)
Growth Rate: Fast
Linear leaves to 8" long. Large flowers, typical Hibiscus shape, yellow, white or pink. Not grown very much in cultivation.
Native to Australia and first cultivated in England in 1803.
Published in Jard. Malmaison 103 in 1805.
Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 29 in 1815.
From Bot. Reg.
A native of New-South-Wales... The plant was discovered by Colonel Paterson on the banks of the Hawkesbury river; and first cultivated in this country by the late Mr. Charles Greville, in the conservatory of his botanic-garden at Paddington, in 1803.
Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:
Hibiscus grandiflorus Salisb. - unresolved - probably a synonym.
- Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern
- Hibiscus aculeatus Walter
- Hibiscus coccineus Walter
- Hibiscus dasycalyx S.F.Blake & Shiller
- Hibiscus grandiflorus Michx.
- Hibiscus grandiflorus Salisb.
- 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'