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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Belle du Jour'

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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: Belle du Jour
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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

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

Hardiness:
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
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
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:
Non-patented

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Joan 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 house, and the flowers are a bit smaller (7-8"), but the colors and texture are as beautiful as any Belle du Jour grown outside.

Regional...

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

San Bernardino, California
San Leandro, California



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