Hibiscus acetosella 'Mahogany Splendor'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Tender Perennial
- Border (Middle), Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October (the foliage darkens in full sun in the summer).
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- African Rosemallow
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 60cm (24in)
- Sow late winter to early spring in a heated propagator or warm windowsill (needs 20-25 degrees celcius), grow on in a frost free place to plant out at the end of May
We’ve grown this for a few years as a foliage filler for rich-coloured pots and love it, but last summer, we experimented with it as a cut-flower foliage and it shot straight to the top of my favourites list with its airy, elegant, acer-like leaves right through summer and autumn. It’s cut-and-come-again, unlike an acer, so you can safely pick away.
Does best in containers if kept consistently moist.