AZ Arboretums

Gossypium harknessii

San Marcos hibiscus

Common:San Marcos Hibiscus, Algodón Cimarrón
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Baja California Sur (Mexico)
Light: Full sun or partial shade
Salt tolerant well drained soil
Temp: Damaged below the mid 20s F.

Rounded evergreen shrub, growing moderately fast to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 4 feet in spread (1.2 m); dark green broad cordate shiny leaves.

Bright lemon-yellow flowers appear during warm months, 2 inches wide (5 cm), with 5 red dots, from late spring to the fall.

Tropical appearance.