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Plant ID: 82491

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QR Code for Heartleaf Hibiscus (<i>Hibiscus martianus</i>)

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The Hibiscus Database: Heartleaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus martianus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Attracts Bees
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Suitable for xeriscaping
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Pour boiling water on them, soak overnight.
Days to germinate: 7 to 10
Can handle transplanting
Other info: While both tropical hibiscus and hardy hibiscus can be propagated from seeds, typically only hardy hibiscus is propagated this way. This is because the seeds of tropical hibiscus will not come true from seed and will look different from the parent.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Open bloom with nectaring butterfly.

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (TN - Zone 7a) on Mar 9, 2012 3:49 PM

While valuable in the butterfly garden due to its heat and drought tolerance, Heartleaf Hibiscus has magnificent flowers ranging from two to three inches in diameter. The flowering period is long, from spring through fall but is dependent on rainfall.

Flowers and fruits of the Heartleaf Hibiscus serve as caterpillar food for the Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak, Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak and Gray Hairstreak.

Heartleaf Hibiscus is an excellent long-blooming nectar source for butterflies.


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