Hybrid Hibiscus, Mallow
Hibiscus 'Red Flyer'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Flyer
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Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Selma, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 7, 2005, Biker1 from McLean, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

My Red Flyer grows to almost 12 feet! It has an amazing stalk/stem that is so thick and sturdy that it needs no support. This is a magnificant plant from Plant Delights.

Positive

On Aug 9, 2005, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Hybrid of Hibiscus coccineus x Hibiscus grandiflorus from Plant Delights Nursery. Grows into a huge plant - over 10 ft tall. Blooms continuously from July until frost (does not set seeds so does not need to be dead-headed).