Hibiscus (Hibiscus liliiflorus) in the Hibiscus Database

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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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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Apr 10, 2012 7:56 AM

HVH: "Hibiscus liliiflorus is one of the species plants that are the ancestors of the fancy hibiscus hybrids of today. H. liliiflorus was native to the Mascarene Islands, off the coast of Africa, and is likely the original ancestor of today's pink single hibiscus varieties. Almost extinct in the wild due to introduced plant diseases and pests, lack of pollinators, interbreeding with introduced species, and loss of habitat, H. liliiflorus still survives and thrives in botanical gardens and private collections. For the home grower H. liliiflorus is a satisfying plant to grow. It blooms freely all through the growing season with bright pink 3-5" mini flowers.

The bush tends to be tall and slender, 6-10' tall, and responds well to pruning by shooting out many branches."

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