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Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus

Rhino Hillside Garden

Scientific Name: Hibiscus ‘Mars Madness’

Order: Malvales

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Perennial

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 23

Mars Madness hardy hibiscus is adorned with magenta-red flowers that bloom in midsummer to fall and can reach eight inches in width. Dark, olive-green, maple-like leaves with hints of purple surround the flowers. This hybrid cultivar, derived from native parent species, prefers medium to wet soil in full sun to partial shade. This hibiscus, useful in wet areas, can be grown as an accent plant or in perennial borders.

Native Range
From cultivation

USDA Hardiness Zone

Average Mature Height
4 feet

Flower Color

Flowering Months


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