Hibiscus coccineus

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Swamp Hibiscus 10 seeds җ җ

Now here is an interesting one for you to try out in a tropical border. Hibiscus coccineus is a large red flowered Hibiscus able to take between -5°C to -10°C but not making so large a plant after recovery. It comes from the swamps of Florida and Louisiana, but I usually over winter them in a frost free polytunnel and then use the plants for tropical bedding rewarding me with huge red flowers on 6ft plants worthy of any tropical bedding. Pretty delicate light green hemp type foliage. It naturally dies back to the ground during winter then regrowing up to 10ft in its natural habitat.