The Main Plant entry for Hibiscus

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Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Date: 2013-01-25
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Location: HoustonDate: 2-23-13
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Location: San Diego ZooDate: 2017-10-22Beautiful Hibiscus at the San Diego Zoo. They have such fantastic
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2013-07-24
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Location: Wanda front entry
By piksihk
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Location: HawaiiDate: 2006-03-20Topical Hibiscus
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Date: 2013-08-23
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Location: Our yard, Hot Springs Village, ARDate: 2015-06-29Double red hibiscus
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Date: 2015-09-01
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Date: 2009-12-13Courtesy Hidden Valley Hibiscus, used with permission
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2013-07-09
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Date: 2013-10-16
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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2013-12-22
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Date: 05-08-2014
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2014-09-02This plant was thriving well when it had to make way for a new ho
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-06-23A grocery store impulse purchase - the Lorelei called my name hah
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Location: In my 8A garden.Date: 2017-06-21
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2017-10-22
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Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2011-10-20
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Date: 2012-08-25
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Location: San Diego
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2011-07-07
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2011-06-16
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2013-07-24
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: June 23rd, 2014
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: June 23rd, 2014
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Date: 2014-08-19
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Date: 2014-08-19
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Date: 2014-08-28
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Date: 2014-09-18
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2012Tiny beans!!
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Location: my garden
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Location: Galveston, TexasDate: May, 2014
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Location: Galveston, TexasDate: May, 2014
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Location: In my 8A garden.Date: 2017-04-04
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Location: In my 8A garden.Date: 06-21-2017
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-4-08
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Location: HoustonDate: 2017-11-22
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Date: 2017-09-11
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-03-30
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-01-31
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-02-03
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Location: HawaiiTropical Hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis)
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Location: HawaiiH. rosa-sinensis
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Location: HawaiiHibiscus rosa-sinensis
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Date: 2012-11-23
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Date: 2013-01-25
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Location: HoustonDate: 2013-02-25
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Location: Our sunroom, Hot Springs Village, ARDate: 2009-11-22Double red hibiscus
By rocklady
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2013-05-13
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Date: 2013-08-08
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Location: MauiDate: March 2013Hibiscus
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: June 23rd, 2014
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Date: 2014-08-28
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Date: 2010-10-08
By Fleur569
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Location: Backyard/Florida/USADate: 2018-03-15Hibiscus
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-03-30
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Date: 2009-07-11
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Date: 2014-08-28
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2008-09-10My favourite plant.  This must be about 20 years old! Took this a
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Date: 2014-09-18
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Location: Colima, Mexico (Zone 11)Date: 2014-03-15
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Location: Paraty, BrazilDate: 2015-01-11
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: April 30, 2015
By sarahbugw
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Date: 2009-02-27USDA
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-29
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Location: Linda's garden
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 7-5-11
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Location: Galveston, TexasDate: May, 2014
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Location: Canada
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Date: 2017-09-11
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Date: 2017-09-11
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Location: My living roomDate: 2018-02-01Winter bloom
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Location: Halebid, Karnataka,, India.Date: 2018-02-08
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-23
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 2012-07-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-11-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-11-26from a wild variety
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Location: Columbia, SCDate: 2016-04-22Tropical hibiscus
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Location: Columbia, SCDate: 2016-04-22Tropical hibiscus red blooms
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Date: 2016-07-02
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Date: 2016-07-25
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Date: 2015-08-28
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Date: 2014-08-02
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Location: Kerala, India.Date: 2018-02-04
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 1:04 PM

"Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees.

Many species are grown for their showy flowers or used as landscape shrubs, and are used to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

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