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Double Hibiscus mutabilis

Double Hibiscus mutabilis

SKU: A18

Hibiscus mutabilis

 The flowers open a beautiful pure white and change color over a three-day period, going from white, to blush pink to cerise. All three colors can appear on the shrub simultaneously. Single and double-flowered varieties are available, both having quite large blossoms that are 3-5 in (8 - 13 cm) across. We now offer both varietys.  Plant in full sun as it needs light to bloom, and prune this plant in the winter after bloom. Severe pruning to the ground can rejuvenate leggy plants. It propagates by cuttings that root easily.

Hibiscus mutabilis has various medicinal uses both as a natural remedy and as a medication compound as it has unique qualities backed by modern studies. Historically, the blossoms and leaves have been known in Chinese medicine as cooling, an antidote to all poisons, analgesic and expectorant. The leaves were used for treating tuberculosis and the flower decoction was believed to be pectoral. It was also used for continuous coughs, dysuria, badly healing scalds and burns. Both leaves and flowers were applied to zits and swellings.

Modern studies show that confederate rose has a compound called ferulic acid that helps cure diabetes and restore the insulin sensitivity. So this old-fashioned perennial might have a second life.

 

  • Germination

    The seed can be directly sown after last frost and that gives a good germination rate. Germination is usually fairly quick. Procure light and warm temperature and a moist soil. Hibiscus mutabilis will flower from seed the first year if started very early in Spring.

  • Approximate minimum seed count per pack

    10 seeds per pack

  • Usage

    Hibiscus mutabilis has various medicinal uses both as a natural remedy and as a medication compound as it has unique qualities backed by modern studies. Historically, the blossoms and leaves have been known in Chinese medicine as cooling, an antidote to all poisons, analgesic and expectorant. The leaves were used for treating tuberculosis and the flower decoction was believed to be pectoral. It was also used for continuous coughs, dysuria, badly healing scalds, and burns. Both leaves and flowers were applied to zits and swellings.

    Modern studies show that confederate rose has a compound called ferulic acid that helps cure diabetes and restore insulin sensitivity. So this old-fashioned perennial might have a second life.

$5.00 Regular Price
$4.50Sale Price

Winter sale

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