Sunday, September 6, 2009

Texas Star Hibiscus

This plant is Native to North America, grows to about 7 ft tall, and dies back every winter, only to return in the spring.  The flowers, which last only a day, are the most beautiful crimson red.  This plant likes full sun, and needs average water to thrive.  Texas Star is a really great addition to the back of any native garden!
As a side note:  I was watching the news a couple of years ago, and they were showing a story about a man who called the police because his neighbor was growing marijuana in his front yard.  It turns out the neighbor was actually growing the Texas Star Hibiscus, whose leaves resemble a marijuana leaf.  Pretty funny!
This plant made my day! How 'bout yours?

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