Hibiscus mutablis, commonly called Cotton Rose is a woody, large growing, tree-like shrub, with light green, hand sized, rough textured, serrated leaves. that has enjoyed immense popularity throughout the South for most of the 20th Century.
Though commonly called a rose, this interesting bush is actually a type of hibiscus, and is distantly related to the cotton plant. The botanical name means changeable and refers to the unique and interesting variations of color in the large rose like flowers.
It is unique, interesting and steeped in history and folk lore,. The plant is native to ancient China, and likely made its way to America through the same oriental trade routes that brought us many other wonderful and exotic things.
Big double blooms are born on an upright, open, multi-trunked bush,and begin to appear in late Summer to early Fall. The flowers begin pure white and end as a deep rose red, often with in the same day. The bloom season is long, lasting until the nights cool and plants enter dormancy, so there are generally flowers of different shades and hues present at the same time.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Cotton Rose
- Bloom Form: Double
- Mature Size: 6 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Accent, Boundary, Large Garden Pot
- House Plant Adapative: No
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Semi-Tropical
- Color: Pink
- Special Features: Showy easy to grow
- Species: Hibiscus mutablis
- Sunlight: Full sun to light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10
- Watering: Moderate