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Hibiscus mutabilis/Confederate Rose

Hibiscus mutabilis / Hibiscus mutabilis
Close-up of double flower
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Close-up of double flower

Several flowers in shades of pink


Varying stages of floral development from buds to full blown flowers and fading blooms

A day old flower that is fading

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Scientific Name: Hibiscus mutabilis
Common Name: Confederate Rose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Requires little care and grows well under a wide range of soil and moisture situations. Has tolerance to drought conditions, but flower best when not under stress. Flowers open pure white and turn to deep pink over a three day peroid.