Comfortroot (Hibiscus aculeatus) in the Hibiscus Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy yellowish-white with a dark red throat
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Comfortroot (Hibiscus aculeatus) was a featured
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I need a new plant addiction by Kabby Sep 14, 2016 7:49 PM 10
New Natural Hybrid by Horntoad Aug 6, 2016 6:02 PM 17
Rain's Gone, What's Blooming in Your Garden? by Bubbles Jul 21, 2016 3:40 PM 193
Purple plant/shrub ID please? by LizardLady Jun 3, 2016 8:19 PM 7
June Blooms by Horntoad Jul 13, 2016 11:12 AM 49
Seeds Showing their first signs of Life by jimard8 Mar 2, 2016 7:57 AM 15
of the Day: Comfortroot (Hibiscus aculeatus) by Horntoad Feb 21, 2016 7:20 AM 5
Saving Seeds Summer/Fall 2015 by CarolineScott Oct 20, 2015 10:40 AM 58
Hardy hibiscus, what species can it hybridize with? by keithp2012 Aug 13, 2015 8:18 PM 1
Hardy or Tropical by Seedfork Jan 27, 2015 1:03 PM 3

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