Sida fallax ‘Black Coral’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Sida fallax ‘Black Coral’

Common Name: Orange Ilima

Family: Malvaceae

Origin: Hawaii

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 14"h x 14"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

One of the patio container plants we’ve grown and come to love the last few years is Orange Ilima. It is a charming little Hibiscus relative from Hawaii that blooms with amazing orange colored blossoms. The official flower for the island of O’ahu, its blooms are used to make Leis, which take around 700 flowers for a single Lei. It used to be that only Royalty could wear ilima Lei but now everyone can enjoy them. This particular selection, Black coral, is named as such because of its dark colored branches. We love the combination of dark stems, deep green leaves with its cool orange flowers. If grown in a container, Orange Ilima can be brought inside for over-wintering.