Puriri Lane HIbiscus mutablis | Confederate Rose
Puriri Lane HIbiscus mutablis | Confederate Rose
Puriri Lane HIbiscus mutablis | Confederate Rose
Puriri Lane HIbiscus mutablis | Confederate Rose

Hibiscus mutabilis | Confederate Rose

Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00

perfect for pollinators

Also known as the Confederate Rose, the word mutabilis means the changeable rose as the flowers change from white through pink to a  deep rosy red colour all in one day.  Whilst our photos only show the white stage of flowering, we promise you that once it starts flowering it looks simply stunning with all of the flowers at different stages on the one bush. The leaves are an attractive rich green and are about 15cm across and once they unfurl in spring they become an attractive backdrop to these striking flowers. The double flowers are big at around 10-15cm and this plant will make a statement in your landscape, and will be the envy of your friends!

Flowering profusely in late summer right through autumn, this plant will have visitors to your garden in awe of its beauty.  This plant was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit and we can see why!

Happy in full sun to partial shade, this plant is best grown in average but well-drained soils. Plants should be watered during the growing season but once established, are quite drought tolerant.  

In cooler areas, it is likely to be killed off by the first hard freeze but will re-sprout with even more vigour the following spring, in warmer climates such as we have here the plants are deciduous but don't die back.

Whilst very little pruning is required, wait until winter before you begin pruning the confederate rose, use our ARS Secateurs for this job to ensure nice clean cuts.  Unless you live in a climate that doesn't experience frosts, this  large shrub or small tree will lose its leaves, and many of the stems will die back on their own once winter rolls around. Use disinfected pruning shears to cut back any remaining stems to a height of several inches above the ground. New shoots will appear along the base of the plant in spring, and it won't take long after that for the plant to flourish as it did the previous summer.

|Hardy | Deciduous | Small tree

Height 2m - 3.5m x 1.8 to 3m but you can prune it to keep it more compact but it does appreciate some space

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent of 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz