Perennial to 1 m tall with hairy stems. Leaves deeply lobed, basal ones with 3 lobes, stem leaves with 3-7 lobes. Epicalyx bracts linear-lanceolate. Flowers 3-5 cm wide with thin short stalks, mauve or white; spring to summer. Fruit downy.
Europe, N Africa
Occasionally grown as a herb or cottage garden plant, sometimes as the white cultivar 'Alba'.
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.