Hibiscus coccineus 'Texas Star'

Also known as:

  • Hibiscus coccineus
  • Texas Star
  • Scarlet Mallow
  • Great Red Hibiscus
  • Scarlet Hibiscus
  • Scarlet Rose Mallow
  • Swamp Hibiscus
  • Texas Star Hibiscus
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Plant Type

shrub, perennial, aquatic

Zones

6a-11

Size

H:6'-8'
W:2'-4'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, rich

Water Needs:

standing water, even moisture, high, regular

Special Situation:

humidity tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

red

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Fruit:

green

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Canby, Oregon

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Richmond, California

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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This herbaceous perennial rockets out of the ground in spring and grows upright stems to 3-6’ tall in 2-3’ wide clumps with deeply palmate leaves. June to Sept deep red large flowers, 3-5” across, five petaled with prominent stamens, draws hummers and butterflies like magnets! This big girl enjoys constant moisture (will live in a bog or pondside) and full sun for best flowers! USDA Z6-9

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Union, Connecticut

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We grow our own seed of this native. It was planted by George Washington in 1792, and described in Bartram?s early catalog as "a most elegant flowering plant". Luminous red flowers, startling in their great size, bloom in fall.

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A tuberous rooted, winter dormant perennial. Sturdy rod-like stems emerge in mid-spring to be sparsely clothed with large, deeply lobed, maple-like leaves and carry branches of giant, 18cm, widely open, 5 petalled, scarlet flowers.Can be grown in shallow water, 5cm deep, as an unusual and spectacular pond plant, or in any sunny position that stays constantly moist.Cut to the ground in winter or leave the corky stems and accompanying seed pods as a seasonal sculpture.An exotic looking, yet remarkably easy to grow plant, that those who like giant perennials, can never get enough of.

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Milton, Delaware

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TEXAS ROSE - SWAMP MALLOW - SCARLET HIBISCUS - A herbaceous perennial native to coastal swamps. Very deeply cut fine textured foliage with burgundy tones. Very large bright red 5 petaled 6-9" saucer like flowers in mid summer to fall. Nectar rich blooms attracts hummingbirds. Likes sun and moisture. Hardy in zone 6-10. May grow un to 6' during the season.

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Merryville, Louisiana

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Giant 6" scarlet pinwheels are produced throughout summer and fall. A vigorous sun loving perennial which is native to the swampy soils of the SE US but is fairly drought tolerant once established in the garden.

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Williams, Oregon

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Huge 6" deep-red flowers and handsome, deeply-lobed, glossy leaves adorn this large (4-6') native swamp dweller. warm Sun/Med-Wet

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Barboursville, Virginia

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The scarlet hibiscus is the largest & most beautiful of America's native plants. The five-petaled flowers are brilliant crimson red & 6"-8" across. Blooms all summer & fall. Lives in wet spots in nature but will take average moisture after being watered well the first year. Absolutely spectacular. Size varies w/ moisture. Can live in a pond in summer.

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Richmond, California

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Spectacular, brilliant, scarlet flowers 6” to 8” across, are borne most of Summer & Fall on an upright, large plant. Growing near riverbanks in the Southeastern U.S., this guy likes water and will even grow submerged in a water garden. Grows just fine in regular garden soil, too. The blooms last only one day, but new ones open daily. The elegant, palmate foliage resembles that of a Japanese Maple. One of the largest & most beautiful North American wildflowers, this big plant grows 4’ to 6’ tall and to 4’ wide. You can cut it back in Winter or leave it to enjoy the ornamental seed pods.

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Scarlet red 6" flowers with green calyx showing at the base to create a star. 6' tall by 4' wide. Bud break is late in the spring.

Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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This versatile native is equally at home in a swamp, submerged in a garden pool, or in a perennial border. The palmate-leaved (looks like a Japanese maple) hibiscus has 6" brilliant red flowers on nice upright plants to 8' tall...a great see-through perennial. For us, Hibiscus coccineus flowers from June through October. In the winter, we leave the stalks and enjoy the ornamental seed pods...great for arranging, both in the garden and in a vase!

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