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Hibiscus acetosella/Maple Sugar Hibiscus

Hibiscus acetosella / Hibiscus acetosella
Beautiful deep maroon foliage a major feature of this hibiscus
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Beautiful deep maroon foliage a major feature of this hibiscus

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Typical flower of hibiscus in a dark red color

Growth not always dense and compact

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Scientific Name: Hibiscus acetosella
Common Name: Maple Sugar Hibiscus
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Produces maple shaped leaves that are burgundy colored. It is drought tolerant, once it is established. Hummingbird feed on its nectar, but deer feed on the foliage. It is treated as an annual, except in zones 9-11, and is good in beds an containers.