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Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Celia Double Red'

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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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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.