Arizona Rosemallow

Hibiscus biseptus

Hibiscus biseptus, also known as Arizona rosemallow, produces nectar rich yellow cup flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant is drought-tolerant and adapts well to the arid conditions of Arizona. Herbaceous plant that regrows from the base each year.

Hibiscus coulteri is a semi-evergreen shrub that is sometimes interchanged with H. bisceptus in the landscape trade.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southwest United States, Mexico
Family: Malvaceae
Size: 6′-10 feet’ tall and wide
Sun: Full to part
Watering: Once per week
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Prefers well-drained soil
Temperature: Heat tolerant, hardy to 15 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval Host for the Gray Hairstreak, Cloudless Sulphur, Yellow Scallop moth, and Geometrid moths. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and provides habitat for birds and other wildlife


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