Texas Star Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus

Size

Height - 5 feet

Width - 3 feet

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

Crimson/Scarlet Rosemallow,
Wild Red Mallow

BLOOMING
MONTHS

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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