Zones: 6 to 9
Size: 4 to 6' tall, 3 to 4' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Woolly gray-green leaves. Needs plenty of moisture. Pale pink or white flowers with a deep pink to red center in summer.
Native to central and southern US.
Published in Diss. 3, Tertia Diss. Bot. 159 tab 70 in 1787.
- Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern
- Hibiscus aculeatus Walter
- Hibiscus coccineus Walter
- Hibiscus dasycalyx S.F.Blake & Shiller
- Hibiscus grandiflorus Michx.
- Hibiscus grandiflorus Salisb.
- Hibiscus heterophyllus Vent.
- Hibiscus laevis All.
- 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. In the summer I planted several in the Pool Lawn Border. They bloomed in spring 2012, the flowers were different colors, from bright white to deep pink, all with deep pink throats. I moved one plant to the Gumball Border Garden in 2013. I moved the remaining two to the Gumball Border Garden also in autumn 2014.