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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Hibiscus moscheutos L.
crimsoneyed rosemallow
HIMO

Summary
Duration AN, PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS, FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 6.6
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Gray-Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 2728
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 3450
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 65
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 200000
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/15/2020 10:14 AM CDT