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Hibiscus paramutabilis 'Shanghai Red Eye'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hibiscus paramutabilis 'Shanghai Red Eye'

Shanghai Red Eye Hardy Mallow

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Item #: 6680

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 120" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This is a selection of the true Hibiscus paramutabilis that we made from wild collected seed from 3,000' elevation on China's Mt. Heng. This woody hibiscus (a deciduous perennial with mid-single digits F) makes a 10' tall shrub adorned with very fuzzy, medium green, maple-shaped leaves, topped from late summer through fall with 4" cup-shaped flowers of pure white with a bright cranberry-red central blotch...attractive to hummingbirds. We recommend cutting the plant to the ground each spring so someone other than airplane pilots can see the flowers.