Hibiscus sp. (Hibiscus moscheutos x. grandiflorus)
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Other common names
Texas Giant Hibiscus, Giant-Flowered Rose Mallow
Flowers as large as dinner plates; "may be the largest flowered hibiscus on earth" per the Texas Superstars aggie-horticulture website. Flowers each last for a day, and can be cut after fully open in the morning and refrigerated to prolong bloom.