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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Celia Double Red'

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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: Celia Double Red

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

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 tracyb433 On Nov 1, 2012, tracyb433 from Winter Haven, FL wrote:

I have this in a tree form I purchased on sale about 3 yrs ago. It is a tough old bird. I left it in the pot for about a year and didn't really pay to much attention to it and it did very well. Repotted to a larger pot for another couple of years. Blooms are eyecatching gorgeous. Had a freeze back to back and although it was covered, too heavy to move indoors, the cold got to the top of it. I cut the top out and the rest survived and still bloomed. I just planted it in the ground a couple of weeks ago and it has new leaves starting to form. I think it is very happy it is allowed to have free reign in the ground finally. Hibiscus is a good bet for beginners as they take a lot of abuse and keep on blooming.

Positive LarissaH On Apr 21, 2008, LarissaH from Denton, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

Absolutely stunning. Bloomed for me continuously throughout the summer into fall. Unfortunately, mine perished in an unusually long freeze spell here in zone 7b.

Regional...

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

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Yuma, Arizona
Fremont, California
Panama City, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Madison, Mississippi
Gaffney, South Carolina
Alvin, Texas
Crockett, Texas
Desoto, Texas



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