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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - raw or cooked[1][2][3][4]. A very mild flavour, though slightly on the tough side, they make an acceptable addition to the salad bowl[K].

A tea is made from the leaves[1][2][5] or the flowers[4]. Flowers - raw or cooked[6][7][4]. A mild flavour and mucilaginous texture, they are delightful in salads, both for looking at and for eating[K].

Root - it is edible but very fibrousy[8]. Mucilaginous, without very much flavour[8].

Flowers

Leaves

Unknown part

Tea

Material uses

A low quality fibre is obtained from the stems. It is used for making cordage and paper[6].

The seed contains about 25% oil[6]. No further details are given, but it is likely to be edible. A hair shampoo is made from the leaves[6]. A blue dye is obtained from the flowers[9].

This species is planted as a hedge in S. Europe[10].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are diuretic, expectorant and stomachic[11][5].

A decoction of the flowers is diuretic, ophthalmic and stomachic[12][13][11]. It is also used in the treatment of itch and other skin diseases[5], dizziness and bloody stools accompanied by much gas[12].

The bark contains several medically active constituents, including mucilage, carotenoids, sesquiterpenes and anthocyanidins[14]. A decoction of the root bark is antiphlogistic, demulcent, emollient, febrifuge, haemostatic and vermifuge[11][5]. It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, abdominal pain, leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea[5][14] and dermaphytosis[12].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. Germination is usually fairly quick. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.

Some reports say that the seed can be sown in situ outside and that it gives a good rate of germination[15][16][17]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Good percentage[17]. Cuttings of mature wood, early autumn in a frame. Good percentage[17].

Layering in mid summer to early autumn[18].

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Cultivation

Prefers a well-drained humus rich fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun[19]. Succeeds in any soil of good or moderate quality[20]. Dislikes shade or badly drained soils[20]. Plants grow best with their roots in cool moist soil and their tops in a hot sunny position.

This species is hardy to about -20°c[19] but plants only really succeed in the warmer counties of Britain because of their late flowering habit[21]. When planted in colder areas of the country, they will need protection for the first few winters[19]. The flowers only open in sunny weather[22]. Plants rarely require pruning[22], though they respond well to pruning and trimming and this is best carried out in the spring or just after flowering[22]. Plants are late coming into leaf, usually around the end of May or early June[23].

A very ornamental plant[18], there are many named varieties[23].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Hibiscus syriacus. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Hibiscus syriacus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Hibiscus syriacus
Genus
Hibiscus
Family
Malvaceae
Imported References
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    3 x 2 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Reid. B. E. Famine Foods of the Chiu-Huang Pen-ts'ao. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre (1977-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.55.6 Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (1986-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.56.6 Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.2 Cribb. A. B. and J. W. Wild Food in Australia. Fontana ISBN 0-00-634436-4 (1976-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (1974-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.110.2 ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)
    11. ? 11.011.111.211.3 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
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    14. ? 14.014.114.2 Medicinal Plants in the Republic of Korea World Health Organisation, Manila ISBN 92 9061 120 0 (1998-00-00)
    15. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    16. ? McMillan-Browse. P. Hardy Woody Plants from Seed. Grower Books ISBN 0-901361-21-6 (1985-00-00)
    17. ? 17.017.117.2 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
    18. ? 18.018.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    19. ? 19.019.119.219.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    20. ? 20.020.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    21. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
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    23. ? 23.023.1 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)

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