Hibiscus martianus Zucc.
Heartleaf rosemallow, Tulipan del Monte, Heartleaf Hibiscus
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Synonym(s): Hibiscus cardiophyllus
USDA Symbol: hima6
Flowers during the hottest part of the season when other plants are not showy. This plant is everblooming if there is no frost.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Native Distribution: N. Mex. & Rio Grande Plains, n.w. to Val Verde Co., TX
Native Habitat: Canyons; talus slopes; gravelly hillsides; chaparral
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: yes
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Collection: Collect seed all summer from nursery plants.
Maintenance: Blooms all summer and into fall with light grooming.
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Wrights Nursery - Briggs, TX
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hibiscus martianus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hibiscus martianus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hibiscus martianus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-04-02
Research By: TWC Staff