This rounded, woody, evergreen shrub or small tree has lance-shaped, glossy dark green leaves with toothed margins. It bears 4- to 6-inch blossoms all summer. Solitary, five-petaled flowers 4 inches across range from single to ruffled and double. Colors include yellow, orange, pink, red, and combinations.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis tender hibiscus won't survive freezing temperatures, but it is useful as a showy summer bedding plant or in containers.
CareProvide consistently moist, rich soil in full sun. Plant in a protected site.
PropagationDivide in spring. Root greenwood cuttings in late spring, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
ProblemsRust, fungal leaf spots, bacterial blight, Verticillium wilt, viruses, and stem and root rots. Whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, mites, Japanese beetles, and caterpillars.
- Genus : Hibiscus
- Zones : 10, 11, 9
- Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Flower Color : Pink, Yellow
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest