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Related to okra, reminiscent in its large seed pods.  Both flowers and leaves are edible.  Another name for the plant is Sunset muskmallow, referring to the seed pod which has a musky odor and has been used in perfumery.  Easily grown in moist, well-drained soil and does well in containers.  Start indoors 2 weeks before last frost, sowing 1/4 " deep.  Germinates in under 30 days.  Transplant after all danger of frost.  It also self sows.

Abelmoschus manihot, Sunset Hibiscus

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