Hibiscus mutabilis gets its common name from the fact that Thomas Jefferson’s daughter brought this plant back from China and established it in Virginia and then throughout the southern U.S. The flowers resemble roses much more than a hibiscus. This large shrub is a late summer, early fall bloomer in South Florida. It has large double flowers which open pure white in the morning before fading to pink in late afternoon. The flowers are 4-6″ in diameter and the shrub can attain a height of 5-8′ with very large 7″ diameter leaves.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this shrub in stock.