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PlantFiles: Auregine, Mandrinette
Hibiscus fragilis

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: fragilis (FRAJ-ih-liss) (Info)

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive timrann On Mar 27, 2007, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

H.fragilis is one of rare mascarenes plants that has a happy ending(even though easily hybridised with alien hibiscus)Only it it's native forest, can stay pure.Thought to have been extinct until , it was rediscovered some couple of years now on Corps de Garde mountain and recently on the Le Brabant mountain.Easily propagated by cuttings and could be found in nurseries.It grows rather horizontally, do not go much taller. Flowers are deep pink to red and have pink margins and divided in 5 rather elongated petals and at the center is dark red.Have my own now that i rerently bought.Not so showy like the newly hybridised varieties but it's endemic to Mauritius and very resistent plant but fragile at the same time ; was almost extint because of other alien and invasive plants in it's habitats.Flowers all year round with full of flowers once established. Leaves are small and thick and branches are dark



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