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PlantFiles Pictures: Brackenridge's Rosemallow, Ma'o hau hele, Native Yellow Hibiscus (Hibiscus brack

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Keaau, HI

December 7, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #7345579

Brackenridge's Rosemallow, Ma'o hau hele, Native Yellow Hibiscus
Hibiscus brackenridgei

Hibiscus brackenridgei subsp. brackenridgei, flower.

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Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

December 18, 2009
4:06 AM

Post #7378888

This is a grogeous flower. I wonder if I can find one and will it grow in my zone 6b


Keaau, HI

December 18, 2009
4:35 AM

Post #7378956

Hi Mary!

It would need a greenhouse or much care indoors in your area. It is a dry-forest plant which likes full sun. It tends to flower in full sun during winter months in Hawai'i. (That photo was a couple weeks ago.)

All native Hawaiian Hibiscus species are tropical plants which are habitat specific.

An easy to grow tropical Hibiscus is, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Many folks grow it successfully indoors.

Aloha, Dave
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

December 18, 2009
5:19 AM

Post #7379055

Well, I guess I'll have to enjoy your picture. I live in a single wide trailer with my sister. We do not have room to keep many indoor plants. We are hoping to build a greenhouse next year and a bigger house to live in.

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