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PlantFiles: Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Freedom Wind'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Freedom Wind

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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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:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

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


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gingern On May 2, 2009, gingern from Irvine, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Have grown outside in full sun for 4 years. Requires LOTS of regular spraying with insecticidal soap to control aphids/whiteflys/mites. Also, this is the grasshopper's favorite plant and favorite tropical hibiscus in the garden (I have 6 cultivars). "Grasshopper hunting" in the late afternoon and killing them by hand (or foot) is the only way I have found to control them - although never have been able to eliminate them. Can prune anytime between between March-August in my climate, but this hibiscus looks best when pruned in August due to less insects around to devour new growth. Blooms best Dec.-March (opposite of my other tropical hibisus which bloom best Aug.-Oct.).


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

Irvine, California
Lake Forest, California

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