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Sunset Hibiscus

Abelmoschus manihot

Palmate-leaved Hibiscus was introduced into Europe from East India by 1712 and listed by Bernard McMahon in his 1806 American Gardener's Calendar. This herbaceous perennial, with pale yellow blossoms in summer and striking, deeply-lobed leaves, is related to Okra and grows to five feet. Prefers full sun and well-drained garden loam. Transplant from indoors, or direct sow after last frost.

Growth Type: 
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn Oval Bed
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2012 Sep 4 to 2012 Oct 12013 Sep 6 to 2013 Oct 302014 Jul 17 to 2014 Sep 292015 Jul 28 to 2015 Sep 24
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