General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Pour boiling water on them, soak overnight.
Days to germinate: 7 to 10
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Heartleaf Hibiscus
  • Heartleaf rosemallow
  • Tulipan del Monte
  • Hibiscus

Heartleaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus martianus) was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 11, 2015.
Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 9, 2012 3:49 PM concerning plant:
    While valuable in the butterfly garden due to its heat and drought tolerance, Heartleaf Hibiscus has magnificent flowers ranging from two to three inches in diameter. The flowering period is long, from spring through fall but is dependent on rainfall.

    Flowers and fruits of the Heartleaf Hibiscus serve as caterpillar food for the Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak, Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak and Gray Hairstreak.

    Heartleaf Hibiscus is an excellent long-blooming nectar source for butterflies.


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Horntoad On August 4, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On March 3, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Cutting didn't make it
piksihk On October 21, 2016 Obtained plant
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