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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Hibiscus martianus Zucc.
Heartleaf rosemallow, Tulipan del Monte, Heartleaf Hibiscus
USDA Symbol: hima6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A leafy-stemmed perennial, growing1-3 ft. depending on moisture. Prolific, red, 2-3 in. solitary flowers occur at branch tips. The leaves are silvery and heart-shaped.
Flowers during the hottest part of the season when other plants are not showy. This plant is everblooming if there is no frost.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
TX Native Distribution:
N. Mex. & Rio Grande Plains, n.w. to Val Verde Co., TX Native Habitat:
Canyons; talus slopes; gravelly hillsides; chaparral USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Well-drained, gravelly, limestone soils. Clay, Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy, Caliche type.
Conditions Comments: Heartleaf hibiscus has spectacular flowers two and three inches across. It is a wonderful, small, drought-tolerant hibiscus from South Texas. For it to successfully winter in Austin, mulch or protect it adequately. Grows well in a container or in the ground.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden, Showy, Blooms ornamental Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies , Hummingbirds Nectar Source:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Collection: Collect seed all summer from nursery plants.
Maintenance: Blooms all summer and into fall with light grooming.
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Record Modified: 2012-04-02
Research By: TWC Staff