Red Leaf Hibiscus Florida
Red leaf hibiscus likes a position of full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly.
Red leaf hibiscus florida. It is one of the approximately 200300 species that are seen in sub tropic and tropic regions. Cant wait until i can put my young plant in the ground and watch it thrive. And it grows big. The red maple leaf hibiscus hibiscus acetosella turns the idea of hibiscus hibiscus spp shrubs as plants grown for their tropical flair on its ear.
Hibiscus acetosella is also known colloquially as false roselle maroon mallow red leaved hibiscus and red shield hibiscus. Red leafed hibiscus is a plant familiar to many gardeners in florida south texas and california but will become more widely grown in the next year or two as greenhouse producers throughout the nation produce it for the summer foliage market. Red leaf hibiscus should be cut to the ground before winter. It thrives in us.
Whats a south florida yard without a hibiscus. Flowers from dawn to midday and dies. Red leaf hibiscus hibiscus acetosella is a tropical shrub that is often grown as an annual but it can be grown as a perennial in warmer climates with mild winters. With a veritable rainbow of flower colors to choose from this shrub is one of our most popular landscape plants with some of the showiest blossoms on earth.
Use zone 9 zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. This beautiful burgandy colored leaf hibiscus grows like a weed in charlotte county florida. Best to chop it down in february and let it grow anew. Not yet tried to eat the leaves in my salad.