confederate rose - Knowledgebase Question

saint petersburg, Fl
Question by adamsadamsst
June 17, 2009
why does the plant always seem wilted..it has bloomed one flower.what does it like,,water? sun? feeding? thanks


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2009

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Hibiscus mutabilis is a shrub hibiscus better known as the Confederate rose. It tends to be shrubby or treelike in Zones 9 and 10. The flowers are double and are 4 to 6 inches in diameter; they open white or pink, and change to deep red by evening. The 'Rubra' variety has red flowers. Bloom season usually lasts from summer through fall. When it does not freeze, the Confederate rose can reach heights of 12 to 15 feet with a woody trunk; however, a multi-trunk bush 6 to 8 feet tall is more typical. Once a very common plant throughout the South, Confederate rose is an interesting and attractive plant that grows in full sun or partial shade, and prefers rich, well-drained soil. Hope this answers your question.

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