Confederate Rose Hibiscus

Hibiscus mutabilis

Confederate Rose Hibiscus (close-up)

From our original article on the Confederate Rose (here):

The Confederate Rose is a member of the Malvaceae family (along with all the common Hibiscus plants, Althea [Rose of Sharon], Cotton plant, Okra, etc). They all have the distinctive large flower and complex stamen & pistils.

The Confederate Rose is also known as cotton flower, cotton rosemallow, rose cotton. The botanical name mutabilis means ‘variable’ and probably relates to the most significant feature of this plant: that the flowers change color.

This close-up photo of the Confederate Rose Hibiscus shows the delicate and beautiful insides of the bloom. The stamen and pistils are similar to the other member of the Malvaceae family.

Confederate Rose Hibiscus

Confederate Rose Hibiscus

Here is a gallery of photos of our Confederate Rose Hibiscus:

(Click on any image to enlarge it and open the viewer to display all the plants in a slide show.)

Walter Reeves has a nice article about the Confederate Rose Hibiscus, including growing tips and benefits of the family of plants. Visit the site here.


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