Hibiscus poeppegi

fairy hibiscus

Malvaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-4 ft    Width: 1-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      red
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower gardens. Hammock restoration.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Ants feed on the flower nectar (per Institute for Regional Conservation).
Native Habitats: Edges of rockland hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Predominantly grown as a curiosity in the Florida Keys.