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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by stetchworth (Ocean Springs, MS - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 7:19 PM

For me in Mississippi, this grows to about 10 feet tall with large showy white flowers. It is very easy to grow from seed. Each year I cut it back down to the ground in the winter and it comes back every spring.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 8, 2012 1:47 PM

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let it dry out. Suitable for bogs and water gardens.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 15, 2018 9:19 PM

I have these plants blooming this week, June 15, 2018. They are 6' and growing near my red ones by a wood fence where my neighbors can also enjoy their tropical look from their pool just over the fence. They'll bloom most of summer and grow to about 7 feet tall here in south Louisiana, zone 9.

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Plant Events from our members
Horntoad On June 23, 2016 Bloomed
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piksihk On May 14, 2016 Plant emerged
New growth
piksihk On August 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Collected two seed pods
piksihk On April 16, 2015 Plant emerged
piksihk On June 25, 2014 Bloomed
tabbycat On February 25, 2021 Maintenance performed
cut dead tops to 10'
tabbycat On June 1, 2020 Bloomed
started 2020 blooms
tabbycat On June 1, 2019 Bloomed
1st blooms for 2019 on 5' plant.
taterpye On August 1, 2020 Bloomed
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antsinmypants On April 27, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On February 25, 2021 Seeds sown
WS 8 in jug 29.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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White Texas Star hib. by afytexas Aug 27, 2020 11:26 AM 0
Spring 2018 Hibiscus discussion by piksihk Jul 31, 2018 6:19 AM 54
Hibiscus Suggestions for Southern Climate (Zone 7b)? by GenXNEGeorgia Nov 21, 2017 9:36 PM 8
June Blooms by Horntoad Jul 13, 2016 11:12 AM 49
Hardy Hibiscus by clintbrown Oct 24, 2021 1:52 PM 2,855

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