Musk Mallow, Musk Okra, Ornamental Okra, Ambrette, Annual Hibiscus
Abelmoschus moschatus 'Mischief'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelmoschus (a-bel-MOS-kus) (Info)
Species: moschatus (MOSS-kuh-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Mischief

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wilmington, Delaware

Barbourville, Kentucky

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 30, 2011, ApopkaJohn from Apopka, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Annual hibiscus similar to Okra but shorter and compact. Allow seed pods to dry and harvest seeds. Small plants transplant easily. Can be grown in 2 gallon pots. Needs minimal fertilizer. Likes full sun. Tolerates heat and drought. Ours are bright carmine red with dark green fuzzy leaves, and bloom all summer. Light Frost will kill to ground level, but the thick root will resprout.