AbelmoschusPosted: October 27, 2015
Abelmoschus moschatus makes a pretty flower. It is in the Malvaceae family and is related to hibiscus and okra. This plant has been drifting around the garden for years and I really can’t remember how or where I got. I think it was probably a passalong plant and I do remember passing it along to others.
The Abelmoschus has popped up in the yard again and I dispersed the seeds to different locations. The top photo has the plant growing in a bed that receives sun part of the day. The very red Ablemoschus, is growing in a self-watering pot in the driveway getting high heat and sun. Are the colors different because of sun exposure and soil? Anyway, I will be collecting the seeds and see if I can get a colony started again.