The Main Plant entry for Hibiscus

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Hibiscus
  • Mallow

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Location: Kalama, Wa.
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2014-09-02
This plant was thriving well when it had to make way for a new ho
Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
Date: 2013-10-05
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2012
Tiny beans!!
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2008-09-10
My favourite plant.  This must be about 20 years old! Took this a
Location: My living room
Date: 2018-02-01
Winter bloom
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Location: Kalama, Wa.

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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 1:04 PM concerning plant:
    "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:

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piksihk On October 27, 2021 Bloomed
Rooted cutting - Laura mom's
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3 seedlings - Jon's
piksihk On April 20, 2020 Seeds sown
Cream pink purple - Jon

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piksihk On March 22, 2020 Bloomed
piksihk On December 28, 2019 Obtained plant
Seeds from Alda Y
Red dinnerplate and red/white stripe seeds
piksihk On March 24, 2019 Bloomed
This is Laura's mom's from cutting
piksihk On March 4, 2016 Seeds sown
center of calm, yellow, manihot, peppermint schnapps, cindy's white (old seeds),
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piksihk On March 26, 2015 Seeds sown
MySecretIslandGarden On August 15, 2022 Bloomed
This $1.77 rescue from Walmart, was worth every penny!
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Beautiful! by vic Mar 20, 2012 11:16 AM 1
Wow by goldfinch4 Mar 31, 2012 1:35 PM 1
Something is wrong by Danita Jul 22, 2019 10:30 AM 4

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