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Hibiscus mutabilis

Confederate Rose
Deciduous, Shrubs


Among the showiest flowering plants. Plants typically bear funnel-shaped blossoms, often with prominent stamens. The many species offer a wide range of flower colors.

Hibiscus mutabilis

From China. In warmest climates, shrubby or treelike to 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide. Behaves more like perennial in colder part of range, growing flowering branches from woody base or short trunk. Broad, oval leaves with three to five lobes. Summer flowers are 4–6 in. wide, opening white or pink and changing to deep red by evening.


Red flowers.

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