Hibiscus coccineus

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Hibiscus coccineus

Common Name: Red Swamp Hibiscus

Family: Malvaceae


Type: Perennial

Size: 60"h x 60"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone6-10

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

Often called Scarlet Rosemallow and Texas Star Hibiscus, this tall perennial is easy to grow and blooms early summer through fall. Its gorgeous red flowers only last a day but it produces so many buds, they are almost always present. Red Swamp Hibiscus is a good plant to use to play a trick on your friends and neighbors because its leaves look a bit like marijuana. As its name implies, it is tolerant of wet soils and additionally doesn?t seem to be bothered much by deer.