Sunset Hibiscus was introduced into Europe from East India by 1712 and listed by Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon in his 1806 American Gardener's Calendar. This herbaceous temperennial (often grown as an annual) is related to Okra, and bears large, showy, pale yellow blossoms in summer and striking, deeply-lobed, edible leaves. The plants often self-sow, and are not attractive to deer.

Typical Blooming Dates: Late summer to early fall
Growth Type: Temperennial
Color(s): Pale Yellow, Dark Red
Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Location at Monticello: West Lawn Winding Flower Border and Oval Bed
Planting Conditions: Full Sun