San Marcos Hibiscus

(Hawaiian Cotton)

 

 

Gossypium harknessii

 

Malvaceae

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 6 ft high by 3 ft wide
Leaves
: Dark green, heart shaped
Flowers
: Large showy, 2-3 inches wide, blooms all year
Fruit
: Brown fuzzy seeds with fluffy hairs
Stems/Trunks
: Upright, spreading
Range/Origin
: Hawaii, adapted to the Sonora Desert
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones H2, 25o F

Comments: No thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Low

         Soil: Most, well drained

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Low

 

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