Desert Rosemallow

Hibiscus coulteri

Hibiscus coulteri is a beautiful desert-adapted shrub that produces large, showy flowers that are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers are rich in nectar and are an important food source for these pollinators.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Western United States and Mexico
Family: Malvaceae
Size: Up to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Regular watering during the growing season, less frequent in winter
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil with sand, loam, or clay
Temperature: Hardy to 15 F.
Disease and Pests: None of major concern
Uses: Nectar plant for Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Seeds and foliage are eaten by birds and mammals. Larval Host for the Cloudless Sulphur, Yellow Scallop moth, Geometrid moth
Notes: Reseeds readily. A close relative to this is Hibiscus biseptus.


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