Hairless waxy blue foliaged perennial herb to 2 m tall. Leaves palmately 3, 5 or 7 lobed, the lobes narrow, pointed and with a few teeth; leaf stalk long. Flowers mostly 14-18 cm wide, solitary on long stalks; late summer to autumn. Petals deep red, widespreading and mostly not overlapping. Epicalyx of more than 9 bracts. Sepals 2.5-5 cm long. Staminal column projecting beyond the petals. Capsule 2-2.5 cm long, hairless.
E North America
Grows naturally in coastal swamps of Florida and Georgia, USA.
Source: (1997). Hibiscus. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.