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

Common names
  • Comfortroot
  • Pineland Hibiscus
  • Hibiscus
  • Big Thicket Hibiscus

Comfortroot (Hibiscus aculeatus) was a featured
Plant of the Day for February 19, 2016.
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Location: Watson Rare Native Plant Preserver, Tyler County, Texas
Date: August 18, 2014
Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: Macon Georgia
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Location: Roberta Georgia
Date: August
b4 bloom
Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2015-08-18
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Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2015-08-18
Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2015-08-18
Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2015-08-18
Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2015-08-18
Location: Geneva, AL
Date: 2014-09-23
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