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PlantFiles: Wild Hibiscus
Hibiscus pedunculatus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: pedunculatus (ped-un-kew-LAH-tus) (Info)

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral eltel On Jul 26, 2001, eltel from Macclesfield, CHESHIRE (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hibiscus pedunculatus. A native of Southern Africa and Mozambique, this is described as a perennial herb or sub-shrub growing to 6 feet. It requires the protection of a warm house and listed as Zone 10 (minimum temp. 60f) but, in my experience will survive short periods of temperatures down to 45f. The flowers are solitary, pale rose-purple to pale lilac in colour (see picture), and can grow to nearly 3 across. Easy to raise from seed or cuttings sown under glass in Spring.


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

Niceville, Florida
Abita Springs, Louisiana

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