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Texas Star Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus


Height - 5 feet

Width - 3 feet


Full sun to part shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

Crimson/Scarlet Rosemallow,
Wild Red Mallow


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Save Water   Low to medium water required
More Color   Red flowers from summer to fall
Attract Wildlife   Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers
Reduce Maintenance   Can cut back by half in winter to control size
Texas Tough    If winter is mild, plant may remain green

Interesting Facts

Very large, unique star-shaped blooms.  Palmate leaves are often mistaken for the marijuana plant.  Likes to have moist soil and consistent watering; rewards with frequent blooms.  A variation of this plant has snow white flowers, instead of red.

Texas Star Hibiscus in Frisco

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