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Hibiscus coccineus

Scarlet Hibiscus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Red Hibiscus

Scientific Name:

Hibiscus coccineus

Genus:

Hibiscus

Species Epithet:

coccineus

Common Name:

Scarlet Hibiscus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Red Hibiscus

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Habitat Description:

Marshes, swamp forests, roadside swales, cultivated as an ornamental in yards, in much of our area presumably introduced from farther south, but sometimes appearing native. S. GA and s. AL south to s. FL.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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