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Hibiscus lasiocarpus

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Hibiscus lasiocarpus
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Hibiscus lasiocarpus
Hibiscus lasiocarpus
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Hibiscus lasiocarpus

Species Name: Hibiscus lasiocarpus
Common Name: California Hibiscus, Hairy Rose Mallow

This hibiscus has large fragrant white flowers that are deep red in the center. Very tropical-looking in summer, and dies back in winter. Likes water and is easy to grow. Threatened by riverbank alteration. Rare in CA.

Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun or shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White and red
Endangered?: List 2/RED 2-2-1
Distribution: Central and southern Sacramento Valley, delta section of the Great Central Valley
Natural Habitat: Wet banks, marshes below 1320'

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