Botanical Name: Gossypium harknessii
 Common Name: San Marcos Hibiscus
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Red, Yellow, Multi-Colored

 

Flower Season

Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Shrub Border, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Kathleen Moore

  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen shrub grows at a moderate rate to 3' x 4'. Leaves are dark green, glossy and heart-shaped. Flowers are showy yellow with a red center and appear summer to fall. Accepts full sun. Native to the Sonoran Desert.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.