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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Turn of the Century'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Turn of the Century

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ap2 On Jun 25, 2014, ap2 from Antioch, TN wrote:

i love this plant. i have had this beautiful flower for some yrs. and never knew what it was until recently. now my question is how do i get seeds from it??? i know that it comes back every year. but i would love seeds. to share with my friends. if anyone has any info on that it would be great. i noticed where this plant is usualy grown... well i live in nashville tn. and it has done great here even with our crazy weather.

Positive jamie68 On Sep 21, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

With so many hibiscus out there, this one really stood out and yelled "Take me Home with you!" I am drawn to these flowers constantly, the coloration is unique, eye-catching - and gorgeous!! Visitors to my garden comment on it so often, I have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't "accidently" go home with one of them..LOL :-)

Positive sladeofsky On Aug 22, 2006, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

The left side of each petal is the softest pink. As one's eye moves across the petal the hue gradually deepens to a vivid rose. The eye of the blossom is bright red. The outer edges of the petals are blushed with the same color. This all adds up to a uniquely stunning effect. This is the plant to choose if you like to hear your guests exclaim, "WOW."


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

Dothan, Alabama
Fayetteville, Arkansas
East Haddam, Connecticut
Fayetteville, Georgia
Albion, Indiana
Columbus, Indiana
Farmersburg, Indiana
Atalissa, Iowa
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Lincoln, Nebraska
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Columbus, Ohio
Tioga, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Humble, Texas
Temple, Texas
Puyallup, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Stoughton, Wisconsin

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