Moy Grande Hibiscus

Hibiscus sp. (Hibiscus moscheutos x. grandiflorus)

Size

Height - 5 feet

Width - 5 feet

Plant Type

Adapted perennial

"Texas Superstar"

Close up view

Full plant view

Sun

Full sun

Other common names

Texas Giant Hibiscus,

Giant-Flowered
Rose Mallow

BLOOMING
MONTHS
Save Water   Medium water required
 
More Color   Giant pink flowers from summer to fall
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers
 
Reduce Maintenance   Deadheading spent blooms is optional
 
Texas Tough   'Moy Grande' is considered a Texas Superstar Plant!

Interesting Facts

Many people do not realize that this plant is actually named after the scientist who discovered it (Dr. Ying Doon Moy).  The name Moy Grande is a play on the Spanish phrase "muy grande," which means "very large."  Living up to its name, this plant's flowers can be as large as dinner plates.  The Texas Superstars aggie-horticulture website says Moy Grande may be "the largest flowering hibiscus on Earth."  Flowers each last for a day, but they can be cut after they are fully open in the morning and refrigerated.  This way, you can preserve the blooms and use them as cut flowers.  Using this method, the flowers will actually remain open for several hours.

Moy Grande Hibiscus in Frisco