Sleepy Hibiscus (Hibiscus furcellatus) 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
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4-6 ft.
Plant Spread: 4-6 ft.
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
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 Mar 9, 2012 3:21 PM

This delicate plant has inverted bell-shaped flowers and is especially adapted to pollination by hummingbirds.

These plants are fairly easy to propagate and like very moist soil, but will tolerate much drier conditions, adaptable.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 30, 2012 6:01 AM

A pink-flowered hibiscus considered an indigenous species and is typically found in low and marshy areas of the Caribbean, Florida, Central and South America, and Hawaii.

It is known as  Ľakiohala,  Ľakiahala, hau hele, and hau hele wai ("entirely puce hau") in Hawaii.

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