Neches River Rosemallow (Hibiscus dasycalyx) in the Hibiscus Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy white with burgundy eye
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
4"-5"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Scarify or soak to hasten germination.
Needs specific temperature: Sow at 71-75F
Days to germinate: Should germinate in a few weeks
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Hibiscuses of the Continental United StatesHibiscuses of the Continental United States
August 31, 2015

Many people are familiar with our native Hibiscus moscheutos. It is the source of many of the cultivars sold as Hardy Hibiscus, but there are many other species that grow here in the United States. Here is a look at the species that grow wild in the Continental United States.

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Location: Van Buren, MODate: 2019-04-04
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: 2012-07-06The  fully open bloom.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: 2012-07-06Partially open bloom.
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: June 6, 2016
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: June 6, 2016
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: 2012-07-06The petals roll back shortly after opening.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wild X Domestic hibiscus cross! by keithp2012 Aug 6, 2019 9:13 PM 8
New Natural Hybrid by Horntoad Aug 6, 2016 6:02 PM 17
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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
Saving Seeds Summer/Fall 2015 by CarolineScott Oct 20, 2015 10:40 AM 58
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