Hibiscus
Hibiscus ferrugineus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: ferrugineus (fer-oo-GIN-ee-us) (Info)
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 6, 2015, LazLo from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hardy in deep southern states (zones 8 through 11), this native of South Africa grows & blooms best in a spot getting direct sun exposure. It won't disappoint admirers if an hour or more of shade begins as the Four O'Clocks open. It's coral flowers will be plentiful when planted in slightly alkaline or neutral (pH 7.0) soil enriched with compost a couple times a year. Keep things on the dry side by limiting watering.

Gardeners in cooler climes will like this for containers, albeit with more frequent watering and fertilising.