15+ Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) seeds PLUS planting instructions, including a color photo for seedling id.
(Other Common Names: Swamp Hibiscus, Scarlet Rose Mallow, Scarlet Hibiscus)
This lovely hibiscus can be grown as a bog or water garden plant OR it can be planted in your garden/landscape with regular (I would even say 'average') watering (which is where I have mine and it does just fine!). They like full sun or, here in Florida, I have mine in partial shade and in sandy, well draining soil - very average garden conditions. So don't feel like you have to have a water garden to grow this hibiscus!
Hardy to zone 6a, this hibiscus can be grown as an annual in colder zones. It will bloom the first year from seed - mine took about 4 months from germination to bloom. The blooms are LARGE and quite unusual with their divided petals, they look like a huge pin-wheel. Each bush can get 8 feet high (or more in zones where they are hardy) and, although each bloom lasts only a day, there are always some blooming every day during the summer.
These make great plants for the back of a border or for covering a fence - as well as for growing in your water garden.
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Plant Format: Seeds
Seeds Per Pack: 15+
Common Name: Texas Star, Red
Botanical Name: Hibiscus coccineus
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Color: Red
Soil Preference: Average to boggy conditions
Watering: Medium to heavy
Light Preference: Full Sun to Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10
Brand: Onalee's Seeds, LLC
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States