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Abelmoschus manihot

Hibiscus manihot (Abelmoschus manihot) ab-el-MOS-kus MAN-ih-hot Genus:  Abelmoschus A large ornamental okra with dinner-plate-sized, sulfur yellow flowers with dark eyes. Each flower lasts only a day—unfolding slowly in the morning and closing gradually in the evening—but the abundance of flowers open on any one day conceals their short life span. Noteworthy Characteristics:  Produces inedible seed pods with tiny hairs that catch morning dew. Care:  Plants need plenty of fertility and water. Propagation:  Sow seed in containers six to eight weeks before the last frost date. Problems:  Slugs, snails, spider mites. Fungal disease, powdery mildew and root rot.


Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium to Wet Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Summer Flower Color Brown, Yellow Uses Beds and Borders, Suitable as Annual Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Annuals

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