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Confederate Rose Hibiscus Seeds - 20 seeds. Hibiscus mutabilis, Dixie rosemallow, Cotton rosemallow

$2.95

Confederate Rose Hibiscus Seeds - 20 seeds. Hibiscus mutabilis, Dixie rosemallow, Cotton rosemallow.

Seeds origin: North Florida

Seeds are harvested from non-GMO, no-chemicals, organically grown Confederate Rose Hibiscus from North FLorida.

Common Names:
Hibiscus mutabilis, Dixie rosemallow, Cotton rosemallow.

Confederate roses tend to be shrubby or treelike in zones 9 and 10, though it behaves more like a perennial further north. Flowers can be double or single and are 4–6 in (10–15 cm) in diameter; they open white or pink, and change to deep red by evening. Single blooming flowers are generally cup-shaped. Bloom season usually lasts from summer through fall. Propagation by cuttings root easiest in early spring, but cuttings can be taken at almost any time. When it does not freeze, the Confederate rose can reach heights of 12–15 ft (3.7–4.6 m) with a woody trunk; however, a much bushier plant 5–6 ft (1.5–1.8 m) high is more typical and provides more flowering. These plants have a very fast growth rate. The Confederate rose was at one time very common in the area of the Confederate States of America, which is how its common name was derived. It grows well in full sun or partial shade, and prefers rich, well-drained soil.

Flowers are white in the morning, turning pink during noon and red in the evening of the same day. Under laboratory conditions, the color change of the petals was slower than that of flowers under outdoor conditions. Temperature may be an important factor affecting the rate of color change as white flowers kept in the refrigerator remain white until they are taken out to warm, whereupon they slowly turn pink.

Showy blooms, 4 to 6 inches wide, appear in fall. They open white, fade to pink as they age, and finally end up red. You'll often see all three colors on the same plant.