Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves roundish in outline, generally lobed or divided. Flowers bisexual (occasionally anthers sterile) in terminal clusters. Epicalyx segments absent. Petals 5, white, pink or purple; staminal column with filaments in 2 whorls at the tip. Fruit dividing into 5-9 segments.
Filaments in 2 whorls at the tip of the staminal column.
About 20 species from W North America.
Fling Roush (1931).
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.
Flowers pinkish lilac.
An Australian cultivar originating from Norgates' Nursery, Trentham, Victoria.