Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus makinoi) in the Hibiscus Database

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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

photo Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 30, 2012 5:58 AM

This little-known deciduous mallow is related to Hibiscus mutabilis. Can reach 15' tall. Dies to the ground in cold weather, regrowing into a widely-branched plant.

This Hibiscus has large, fuzzy, green maple-like leaves and dark pink buds that open into 4-5 inch, large, very pale pink/white flowers beginning in October.

The plant is attractive to hummingbirds.

An extract from this plant is found in anti-aging creams.

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