Hibiscus forum: Can hibiscus hybridize with cotton or okra?

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Name: Keith
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Feb 5, 2015 6:17 PM CST
I never knew they were related until recently!

Imagine a hibiscus with pretty flowers that's cold Hardy then produces cotton!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Feb 5, 2015 6:22 PM CST
I will not say that it is impossible, but I seriously doubt it, since they are from different genera. Not even all species hibiscus will cross with each other.

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