This large shrub or small tree grows to 15' high in frost-free climates. The toothed leaves are arranged alternately and vary a lot, but tend to be large, dark green, and shiny. This plant has a coarse texture and may be upright or broad and spreading. It is often many-stemmed. Flowers are glorious and huge at their best -- up to 6" in diameter -- and occur in many colors. Most are flared and have a bell shape and may be single or double, smooth or scalloped. They have a long central tube with stamens and pistils at the tip.
Culture Deep, moderately fertile, well drained, and slightly acidic soil is ideal. Regular pruning is necessary in most cases to shape and control size, and to remove unwanted stems. Light Sun or very high, partial shade. Moisture Fairly moist. Hardiness USDA Zones 9-10. Propagation Cuttings, grafts.
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