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Hibiscus coccineus/Texas Star Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus / Hibiscus coccineus
Bright red flowers on this tall gangly shrub
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Bright red flowers on this tall gangly shrub

Native shrub in flower

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Scientific Name: Hibiscus coccineus
Common Name: Texas Star Hibiscus
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Found along ditches, swamps, marshes and streams in the southeastern part of the US. Huge scarlet-red flowers are eye-catching in the landscape. Flowers last but one day, but the plant flowers for several weeks if growth conditions are average to good.