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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus 'Variegata'
 Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus
Family: Malvaceae
Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap
Origin: Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Evergreen shrub to 10 feet. This shrub is an uncommon cousin of Malvaviscus drummondii. It needs protection from summer heat. Turk's Cap is an inexpensive way to add color to your yard. It grows quickly and so is good for adding bulk to new gardens. It is drought resistant, mostly pest-free, and requires little maintenance.


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 Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus 'Variegata'

Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus 'Variegata'
Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus 'Variegata'
Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus, Sleepy Hibiscus, Mexican Turk's Cap

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Very rare variegated Turk's Cap, Firecracker Hibiscus.
Almost ever-blooming, this shrub looks much like a hibiscus (to which it is closely related) which flowers are ready to open. In fact, the flowers never open much, hence the common name of Sleepy Hibiscus. It blooms often, and the flowers attract hummingbirds. The 2 inch long tubular flowers appear to be constructed of crimson crepe paper as they nod against the large oval leaves, some leaves can be completely white! The little tree looks like decorated Christmas tree!
Can be kept compact shape and is good for container culture and bonsai.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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