Hardy Hibiscus coccineus Texas Star

$14.95
$14.95
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Description

Hibiscus coccineus is a hardy hibiscus with simple true red blooms with showy united stamens. Also sometimes called Texas Star, the flowers bloom on tall, sturdy, upright plants. Hibiscus coccineus has attractive red tinted, deeply cut, maple-like leaves on reddish stems.

Hibiscus coccineus is a hardy perennial species native to the southeast and Gulf Coast states. It is naturally found in marshes, swamps, roadside ditches, and other wet areas.

Hibiscus coccineus prefers full sun to part shade and moist to wet soils. It is tolerant of heat and humidity. It may self sow in suitable conditions.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Hardy Hibiscus
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist to wet soil
  • Height at Maturity: 60-96
  • Width at Maturity: 36
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Middle summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Rabbits.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

We recommend leaving up the old stems for the winter; they will provide a sculptural element to the garden, as well as mark the plant location. The stems are hollow, and so leaving them intact may also prevent winter moisture from traveling down the stems and rotting the crown of the plant.
Cut them back in early spring to within a few inches of the ground. They will be very slow to break dormancy; they emerge later than most everything else in the garden.

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Shipping Info

Note: Our last day of shipping is Tuesday, 6/18. After that, all orders will be held until late August/early September.

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