Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) 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
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Foliage: Herbaceous Smooth-Textured
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Aug 4, 2007, lostintexas from Abilene, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have the red version which I guess is more prevalent. First time I saw this plant was this year and loved the leaves on it. Then when I saw the bloom what a bonus. Great plant. Upright growth and shapely leaves and then the blooms are huge and gorgeous.
On Jun 6, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
White version of our beloved Texas Star Hibiscus. The seeds from this variation do indeed, for the most part, bloom white. A few red are found, but they are easy to tell apart long before they bloom. The growing habits and leaves of the alba variety are different from the red. The red variety leaves have a red tinge to the stems and leaves. The alba variety does not. My experience has been that the alba variety has much more side shoots, and thus more flowers, than the red variety. It is also amazingly drought tolerant (as opposed to the red variation) when well established--height here is 7'-9'.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) De Land, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Fayetteville, Georgia Leesburg, Georgia Barbourville, Kentucky Baltimore, Maryland Lucedale, Mississippi (2 reports) Cleves, Ohio Bluffton, South Carolina City View, South Carolina Lexington, South Carolina Abilene, Texas Aurora, Texas Austin, Texas Bedias, Texas Belton, Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Garland, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Jacksonville, Texas Oakhurst, Texas Reno, Texas Richmond, Texas Willis, Texas