Tropical Hibiscus 'Flaming Wind'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Flaming Wind
Hybridized by Bergman
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Blooms all year




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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

Avondale, Arizona

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 11, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

The tag (Color Spot Nurseries) stated that this hibiscus would grow between 13 and 16 inches tall and 13 to 15 inches wide. Dummy me, I bought 6 of them thinking that they were true dwarf plants. This is misleading because the plant is dwarf size only because it has had a growth hormone appled to it. After the growth hormone "wears off", the plant will be its normal size which is listed on many sites as being about 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. This should be stated on the tag. I found this out after I completed much research after buyiing the plants. One is not able to buy the growth hormone so I have had the plants a couple of years and have kept them rootbound in very small containers in an attempt to control their size. I am so glad that I did not plant them in the ground at ... read more