Yellow HibiscusHibiscus aculeatus
I used to grow okra in my flower garden. Here's the same flower magnified.... not the vegetable, but has a similar flower... and doesn't need the constant harvesting of the seedpods to keep the flowers coming... as okra seems to...
- Bloom: Summer until frost
- Propagation: Seed
This hibiscus is very easy to grow... but it may need protection from the deer as they will eat the foliage...
I grow this plant in the shade garden where it often returns as a perennial in zone 8... a few miles north of here may require being treated as an annual...
Comfort-root is as easily grown from seed as the garden okra that it closely resembles... I often leave the plant standing over the winter, and collect the seeds for dispersal in the early Spring.
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