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Scarlet Rose Mallow Hibiscus coccineus 50 Seeds USA Company

Scarlet Rose Mallow Hibiscus coccineus 50 Seeds USA Company

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Hibiscus coccineus, also known as scarlet rosemallow or Texas star, is a striking perennial flowering plant native to the southeastern United States. Here's a description of Hibiscus coccineus:

Size and Growth Habit: Hibiscus coccineus typically grows as a tall, erect perennial herb, reaching heights of 1.5 to 3 meters (5 to 10 feet). It forms clumps of sturdy stems that arise from a central root system.

Leaves: The leaves of Hibiscus coccineus are palmately lobed and deeply divided, giving them a unique and attractive appearance. They are typically medium to dark green in color and have serrated edges.

Flowers: The most striking feature of Hibiscus coccineus is its large, showy flowers, which bloom from mid to late summer. The flowers are typically bright red and have five overlapping petals, each measuring around 10 to 15 centimeters (4 to 6 inches) in diameter. The petals are arranged around a prominent central pistil and numerous stamens. The flowers attract pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds.

Cultural Requirements: Scarlet rosemallow thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist to wet soil, making it well-suited to gardens with boggy or waterlogged conditions. It can tolerate occasional flooding and is often found growing near waterways or in marshy areas. While it is relatively low-maintenance once established, regular watering during dry periods can help promote vigorous growth and blooming. Hardy in zones 6-9.

Growing Instructions

The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout.

  1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat.
  2. Soak the seed in water for 24 hours.
  3. The seeds like moist soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot.
  4. Sow the seeds ¼ inch deep.
  5. Water the seeds.
  6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. The seeds take 1-3 weeks to germinate.
  7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.



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