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Abelmoschus esculentus /Red Okra

Abelmoschus esculentus   / Abelmoschus esculentus
Mid to late summer growth
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Mid to late summer growth

Summer flower

Three foot stalks of dense foliage

Close-up of flower that lasts for only one day

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Scientific Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Common Name: Red Okra
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A very drought tolerant and heat resistant species. A somewhat novelty plant that is used as an annual in most cases. Blooms during the hottest days of the year. As with cotton, the blooms last only one day, but a plant will set flower buds and blooms over an extended period.