Hibiscus coccineus

scarlet hibiscus

Malvaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-8 ft    Width: 2-4 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,red
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant in moist areas. There is also a white-flowered variant.
Propagation: Seeds or division of roots. Seeds need some form of scarification (such as scraping with a file)
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Loam, organic material (muck)

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Wet sites. Strands, sloughs, swamps, brackish and freshwater marshes; commonly in water.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Its deeply divided leaves look somewhat like marijuana leaves(Cannabis spp.).