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Plant Species of the genus Hibiscus

Information about this genus
Name: Hibiscus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Most species of Hibiscus are drought and frost tender and prefer a position in full sun, in a rich and moist soil. Many will tolerate hard pruning after flowering to maintain their shape. The perennial varieties of Hibiscus are propagated from seed or by division, while the annuals are best grown from seed planted in the final growing position. Shrub types can be readily propagated from cuttings, grafting or from seed sown in containers for later transplanting.
Description: This genus of over 200 annual or perennial herbs, shrubs or trees is widely distributed throughout warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of the world. They are grown mostly for their large dramatic flowers, which are borne in great profusion singly or in terminal clusters, although they usually last for just a day. The open bell-shaped flowers appear in a wide variety of colors, and are characterized by a prominent staminal column and a darker coloring in the center. The alternate simple leaves are usually palmate. Some parts of some species are edible, while other species are grown for hedges. The fruit is a capsule.

Specie Vernacular Zone
californicus
esculentus
Hibiscus arnottianus 10-12
Hibiscus calyphyllus 10-12
Hibiscus cisplatinus 10-12
Hibiscus diversifolius 10-12
Hibiscus heterophyllus 10-12
Hibiscus insularis 10-12
Hibiscus mutabilis 8-9
Hibiscus pedunculatus 10-12
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Hybrid Cultivars 9-11
Hibiscus sabdariffa 10-12
Hibiscus schizopetalus 10-12
Hibiscus splendens 10-12
Hibiscus tiliaceus 10-12
incanus
laevis halberdleaf rosemallow
lasiocarpos
leucophyllus
militaris
moscheutos crimsoneyed rosemallow
oculiroseus
opulifolius
palustris
pinetorum
platanoides
syriacus 5-9
trionum flower of an hour



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