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Stardust Hardy Hibiscus

Dream Lady

Scientific Name: Hibiscus ‘Stardust’

Order: Malvales

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Perennial

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 3


Stardust hardy hibiscus blooms in late summer to early fall. Its neon pink flowers have bright red centers and can grow 10 inches wide. They grow on purple stems surrounded by medium green foliage with purple hues. This perennial is a hybrid cultivar, derived from native hardy hibiscus species, that prefers medium to wet soil in full sun to partial shade. Useful in wet areas, it is often grown as an accent plant or in perennial borders. The plant’s pollen-covered stamen attracts bees and other pollinators, and its large flowers are a browse favorite for the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Native Range
From cultivation

USDA Hardiness Zone
4–9

Average Mature Height
3.5 feet

Flower Color
Light pink

Flowering Months
July–September

Supports
Butterflies

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