Neches River Hibiscus
A very rare and endangered perennial Hibiscus found on the Neches River in east Texas where it is threatened by hybridizaton with Hibiscus militaris. This species has multiple stems from a thick base. It is readily distinguished by the narrow linear leaf blades, pubescent calyx, and 3" diameter ivory colored flowers with deep pink to maroon throats. This rare Hibiscus is easily grown in full sun in moist to wet sites or in irrigated garden soil. If propagated from seed note that it may hybridize with other perennial Hibiscus growing nearby.
In 2013 this species was declared "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act and federal law prohibits its sale in interstate commerce. We can offer it for sale only in South Carolina.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9