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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Tarantella'

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive brachychiton 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 MotherNature4 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.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Rockport, Texas



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