Tropical Hibiscus 'Belle du Jour'

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: Belle du Jour
Hybridized by Black
Registered or introduced: 2004
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:

Pale Pink



Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

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:

San Bernardino, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 15, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Note courtesy of Charles Black, hybridizer (Posted with permission, on his behalf)

Belle du Jour is a wonderful, huge, pink single whose qualities are only glimpsed in these photos. This is the best new pink flowering hibiscus we have seen in years. The bright blooms are 7-10" across with an unusually heavy, crinkled texture that sets this different and impressive flower apart. Once seen, you will never mistake Belle du Jour for any other. The bush is excellent too - strong, full, upright and constantly blooming. Belle du Jour can grow up to 5' if in the ground. Potted plants will be smaller. Released 2004 from HVH.

Belle du Jour does especially well as a houseplant, even in windows with very little direct sunlight. It needs extra potassium growing in the hous... read more