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. Hardy Hibiscus is usually very slow to break dormancy in spring. 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. It may self sow in suitable conditions.