Hibiscus mutabilis Double | Cotton Rose | 10_Seeds

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This is Hibiscus mutabilis Rose Double, also known as Cotton Rose. The flowers open up white or light pink and then they change into a deep red and purple all in one day. It is an amazing display of a quick color change. This shrub likes to live in the full sun and blooms from late Summer until early Fall. This southern beauty is a classic and a must in any southern garden. Hibiscus mutabilis is listed as a famine food. The leaves can be boiled and mixed with salt and oil. Hibiscus plants in general are a nectar source for the Cloudless Sulphur, Orbed Sulphur, Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak, Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak, Dukes Skipper, Large Orange Sulphur, White Angled-Sulphur, Yellow Angled-Sulphur, and Monk butterflies, and larval hosts for the Bumelia Webworm and Pearly Wood-nymph moths, and the Cloudless Sulphur butterfly. USDA Hardiness Zone 7 to 11