The week after my pic of Hibiscus coccineus was ID'd, there was a
feature on it in the Sunday paper -- an *ideal*
plant for this area.
It's perennial here, and blooms after much of regular garden color is
past. I plucked a couple of seedpods which confirmed the relationship
to okra. The pods are like a little, stubby okra and the seeds look
exactly the same. Am looking forward to planting them next spring.