Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Tarantella'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Tarantella
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Rockport, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 26, 2014, brachychiton from Bribie Island
Australia wrote:

My Tarantella has its first flowers. They are breathtakingly beautiful. The plant is still small and only gets some late-afternoon sun, so it's flowering extremely well under these circumstances.

Positive

On May 28, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This Hibiscus is 7 to 8" in diameter. To say it is beautiful is an understatement. The pink petals fade into yellow ruffles similar to a Spanish dancer's skirt.