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Confederate Rose in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hibiscus Mutabilis

 

Confederate Rose

A genus of hardy and tender annuals, evergreen and deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tender, evergreen species such as H. rosa-sinensis, are popular conservatory or house plants in temperate climates. These plants require winter protection in these cooler regions and can be grown as pot plants. The hardy species such as H. syriacus are suitable for annual or mixed borders. Hibiscus mutabilis, also known as the Confederate rose, is a large flowering shrub that dies back to the ground every year. It produces large double petaled flowers that bloom white and then turn pink.

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plant Features
  • Confederate Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Confederate Rose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Confederate Rose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Confederate Rose likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Confederate Rose

Latin name

Hibiscus Mutabilis

type

Evergreens

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Confederate Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Confederate Rose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Confederate Rose likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Confederate Rose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Confederate Rose is 1.60meters x 2.90meters 1.60 M 2.90 M

Hibiscus Mutabilis

A genus of hardy and tender annuals, evergreen and deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tender, evergreen species such as H. rosa-sinensis, are popular conservatory or house plants in temperate climates. These plants require winter protection in these cooler regions and can be grown as pot plants. The hardy species such as H. syriacus are suitable for annual or mixed borders. Hibiscus mutabilis, also known as the Confederate rose, is a large flowering shrub that dies back to the ground every year. It produces large double petaled flowers that bloom white and then turn pink.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Look under the individual varieties for planting guidelines

 

Flowering Season

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

The flowers emerge in autumn, resembling giant, double rosy-pink camellias.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Flowers are generally funnel-shaped and are showy but short lived.

 
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