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Abelmoschus manihot (Hibiscus manihot)

Abelmoschus manihot Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Abelmoschus manihot ab-el-MOS-kus MAN-ih-hot Common Name: Hibiscus manihot Genus: Abelmoschus
A large ornamental okra with dinner-plate-sized, sulfur yellow flowers with dark eyes. Each flower lasts only a day—unfolding slowly in the morning and closing gradually in the evening—but the abundance of flowers open on any one day conceals their short life span.
Noteworthy characteristics: Produces inedible seed pods with tiny hairs that catch morning dew.
Care: Plants need plenty of fertility and water.
Propagation: Sow seed in containers six to eight weeks before the last frost date.
Problems: Slugs, snails, spider mites. Fungal disease, powdery mildew and root rot.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium to Wet
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Brown Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Annuals

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