Hibiscus poeppigii

fairy hibiscus



Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-4 ft    Width: 1-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      red
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower gardens. Hammock restoration.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


Ants feed on the flower nectar (per Institute for Regional Conservation).
Native Habitats: Edges of rockland hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Predominantly grown as a curiosity in the Florida Keys.