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Exotic Plants Hibiscus diversifolius - swamp hibiscus ? yellow hibiscus - 10 seeds

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  • Manufacturer reference: 111627
  • ASIN: B012IBQE9O
  • Date first available at July 25 2015
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Hibiscus diversifolius, called swamp Hibiscus is a spreading or sprawling shrub with prickly stems and pale yellow flowers with a reddish purple spot in the centre. Hibiscus diversifolius is different in both habit and size from other hibiscus that occur in Australia. The stems have many short prickles. The leaves near the ends of the stems can be undivided and the lower leaves can have either three or five lobes, but the lobing is only shallow. The leaf margins are irregularly toothed. The leaf surfaces are rough to touch because of the short, stiff, bristle-like hairs. The flowers are pale yellow with purple centres. Flowers are carried in arching terminal sprays and are held facing the ground. Blooms are produced in the warmer months. The calyx is covered with stiff bristles and the nectary is conspicuous. The seed pod is also covered with rigid bristly hairs. The plant is usually found growing near water, and so is known as Swamp Hibiscus. It grows on creek banks, on the margins of swamps or in swampy areas in open forest country. It mostly grows in an open, sunny situation but may also be found as an understorey plant. While travelling along the main coastal road in New South Wales and Queensland, Hibiscus diversifolius can be seen growing on damp roadside verges. In cultivation, this plant is fast growing and free-flowering. Regular tip-pruning is recommended to encourage a bushy habit. The plant tolerates light to moderately heavy frosts. The plant performs well as a container plant.

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