Dreamcatcher hardy hibiscus

Dreamcatcher Hardy Hibiscus

Scientific Name

Hibiscus ‘Dreamcatcher’

Order

Malvales

Family

Malvaceae

Type

Perennial

Endangered Status

n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo

3

Dreamcatcher hardy hibiscus

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Physical Description

Dreamcatcher hardy hibiscus is a perennial plant with dinner plate-sized, light pink, ruffled flowers that bloom in late summer to fall among bright green, maple-like leaves on red stems. This hibiscus is a cultivar that is a result of crossing Hibiscus moscheutos and Hibiscus coccineus. It grows best in medium to wet soil in full sun or partial shade and is useful as an accent plant or in perennial borders. Its pollen-covered stamen attracts bees and other pollinators, and its 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

Yellow flowers

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Join fellow nature lovers for a free, guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. During each tour, a zoo horticulturist will point out interesting species in bloom, answer questions from guests, and discuss the horticulture program’s past, present, and future.

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An Accredited Arboretum

In 2019, Lincoln Park Zoo earned Level II arboretum accreditation in recognition of the Horticulture staff’s ongoing effort to identify, label, and monitor the more than 330 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants represented across the 49-acre park.