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.
Native to coast and coastal valleys from Southern California to Washington. In windy oceanfront condit...
‘Mandalay Queen’ has very large semidouble pink flowers with fluted petals.
Native to California’s inner Coast Range and the Sierra Nevada foothills. Grows 6–20 ft. t...