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Hibiscus Coccineus
Texas Blazing Star

Texas Blazing StarThe hibiscus genus is made up of more than 200 species both deciduous and evergreen, shrubs, trees, annual and herbaceous perennials. 

This is a tall perennial with a linear shaped cut green leaves.

It is grown for it's funnel shaped bloom. While blooming a long time, it can be enjoyed in full sun and requires a rich, moist, well-drained soil. To do nicely, hibiscus need a long, hot, summer.

Many die back only to come back bigger and better next year.

They do best in zones 7 - 11.

Seeds may be sown in the spring, or divide the perennial in the spring.  Greenwood can be rooted in the spring or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer. Layering will also work in the spring or summer.