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These heat-loving plants are most commonly grown commercially for textiles; some are grown for their ornamental value.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGarden varieties exhibit dramatic foliage and hibiscus-like flowers in shades of pink, mauve, and burgundy.

CareGrow in moist, but well-drained soil and a sheltered position in full sun.

PropagationSow seed in early spring.


Species and cultivars

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