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.
Clusters of dark blue, inch-long flowers on 6–10-in. stems.
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