Hibiscus coccineus - Swamp hibiscus
About two hundred species of Hibiscus are found around the world. Various species are used for
fiber, seed oil, timber, food and medicines. Swamp hibiscus is native to moist
areas of the southeastern United
States. Large red flowers are held at the
top of the stalks. It can grow to about ten feet tall but is usually shorter. The
stems die to the ground each winter and resprout from the ground in spring.
See plants on the edge of pond ‘H’ behind building 6.
Herbaceous plant with stalks to six feet tall or more.
Light: full sun
Water: requires moist soil, tolerates standing water
Soil: moisture is essential, no other special requirements
This native plant is easy to grow in moist soils in northeast Florida.