Malvaviscus arboreus drummondii
Turk’s Cap, Sleepy Hibiscus
This stiff perennial, native to the southeastern U.S. through Central America, grows to 4–10 ft. tall and wide. In mild-winter areas, it can be grown as an evergreen shrub; elsewhere it freezes to the ground in summer. Small, vermilion-red blooms with overlapped petals resemble a turban and appear from summer to fall. Red stamens extend above the petals as in a hibiscus. Large, downy, heart-shaped leaves. ‘Big Momma’ has coral red blooms.
Grows to 1 ft. high and wide. Perennial, but best treated as an annual. Soft, hairy, roundish leaves h...
Early to midseason. Red single flowers bloom freely in winter.
Perennial. This Mediterranean native grows to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and wide, with 3/4-in. flowers of...