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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This plant is the largest hibiscus grown at Mount Vernon, as well as the longest flowering. Its brilliant red blooms are a bold statement in the summer border. It is native to the swamps and marshes of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

    Latin Name

    Hibiscus coccineus


    Family

    Malvaceae


    Also Known As

    Texas Star Scarlet Hibiscus Brilliant Hibiscus


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Seasons

    Summer

    Uses

  • Rain Garden
  • Water Plant

  • Tollerances

  • Wet Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    History

    Lady Jean Skipwith had these in her garden at Prestwould in Virginia.


    Other Details

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