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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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Niceville, Florida

Abita Springs, Louisiana

Waskom, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 20, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

According to BONAP, this species has not naturalized in the US. There are half a dozen herbaceous Hibiscus species native to the southeastern US, but this is not one of them.

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On Jul 20, 2015, Kareina from Waskom, TX wrote:

I have some wild hibiscus growing close to my home in Northern East Texas. The bloom is pale pink and lightens to nearly white after opening. It is along a trail in the woods, somewhat sheltered, and gets a moderate amount of sun. I found it last year and it returned this year.

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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.