This is one of our rarest and most conspicuous
It is a tall handsome hibiscus plant,
elegant and very ornamental to our swamps and water sides and can grow to four feet
The Hibiscus corolla is larger than
that of any other indigenous plant, it being equal in size to those of the hollyhock, and of a superb purple
It is easily propagated from seeds or
divisions of the root.
Hibiscus moschatos (The
Mallow Rose or Musk Hibiscus)
This is a very splended marsh
producing several stems, each growing three or four feet high.
It will not flower unless it is
planted in marshy ground or near a pond, where the roots can have access to moisture. It is a hardy
This Hibiscus plant is abundant in
many parts of the tropics near the sea, and for considerable distances up the rivers.
It grows to a height of sixteen to
eighteen feet, and throws out large flowers of a yellow or saffron color.
Hibiscus tiliaceus (The
Majagua of Cuba and Central America)
This Hibiscus plant is found
usually near water courses and the seaside, and is consequently sometimes called Majagua de
A lovely Hibiscus that produces
a valuable fibre much used for ropes.
Is indigenous to the Northern States,
and grows in abundance in swampy lands of Pennsylvania, New Jersey.
In its natural state, stalks of the
plant, when at their full growth, are from five to six, and even seven feet high, and vary from a quarter of
an inch to five eighths of an inch in diameter.
The number of stalks from one root
vary from eight to sixty.
Eighteen stalks of an average size
will produce four ounces of disintegrated fiber.
The flowers of this Hibiscus are large
and flesh colored, with a dark centre and the fruit is yellow.
A native of the banks of the Mississippi and is sometimes found in the swamps and
marshes of Florida.