Great Red Hibiscus Seeds (Hibiscus coccineus)
Great Red Hibiscus Seeds (Hibiscus coccineus)
Great Red Hibiscus Seeds (Hibiscus coccineus)
Great Red Hibiscus Seeds (Hibiscus coccineus)

Great Red Hibiscus Seeds (Hibiscus coccineus)

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Great Red Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus), a perennial native to the coastal swamps of Georgia and Florida, was adopted as an ornamental in American gardens by the end of the 18th century, when George Washington ordered a plant for Mount Vernon. The species bears palmately-lobed leaves and bright scarlet blossoms that are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

Start seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date at 70 degrees F. Scarify seeds before sowing. Transplant seedlings to 1 gallon pots, then harden off and plant outdoors after last frost to rich soil with moderate to abundant moisture. From seed, plants will flower in their second season from mid-summer until cold weather. Approximately 8 seeds per packet.

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Details

Genus Hibiscus
Species coccineus
USDA Zones 6 - 10
Exposure Full Sun
Planting Method Transplant
Planting Depth 1/4"
Days to Emerge 7 - 21
Plant Spacing 3 - 4' apart
Habit 6 - 8' H; 4 - 5' W


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