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Hibiscus rosa sinensis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
hih-BIS-kus RO-zah sih-NEN-sis
Description

This is a tropical evergreen plant known for its bold flowers that can be up to 6 inches across with a showy central tube. When grown outdoors it may rise to 10 feet. It has a spread of up to 8 feet, glossy green leaves, and declines when temperatures drop below 60F. This plant is often grown in containers and pruning helps to keep it compact.

Wildlife Value:   Members of the genus Hibiscus support the following specialized bee: Ptilothrix bombiformis.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hibiscus
    Species:
    rosa
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Houseplant
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Stamens are in a showy central tube.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees