Tropical Hibiscus, Cajun Hibiscus 'Stolen Kiss'

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: Stolen Kiss
Additional cultivar information:(Cajun Series, aka Miss Iberville)
Hybridized by Dupont
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:


Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

San Leandro, California

Santa Rosa, California

Palm Bay, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

St John, Mississippi

Nederland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 28, 2013, nathanieledison from Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

We keep our Hibiscus as an indoor potted plant in the bathroom where it gets bright light, a ton of humidity and many comments from guests. It's never had a single problem and it blooms all year long, with a record of nine blooms at once on it. As a houseplant it's easy care, just beware when you move it from one location to another!


On Jun 15, 2012, floreseta from Port Charlotte, FL wrote:

It was the first time I'd bought Hibiscus on line, I bought a few different kinds including 'Stolen Kiss'. They were all healthy and in pots in the lanai. I'd had them a few weeks, and gave them granulated fertilizer, all but one died, my beautiful Stolen Kiss was one of the casualties I was mortified. A few months later (July 2011) I bought four more assorted hibiscus, I put them all in the lanai. The next morning my new 'Stolen Kiss looked completely dead. I think it got too much sun. It came back to life very,very slowly, doing especially well almost a year later, but it only had one branch. After I trimmed it in the spring, it began sprouting more branches and lovely healthy shiny leaves. It's mid June 2012 now, I planted my Stolen Kiss outside a week ago, but the sun was badly burning... read more


On Jul 4, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Part of the Cajun Series from Dupont Nursery, an exotic hibiscus hybridizer in South Louisiana.

A compact plant with 8 to 9 inch blooms which start out pink but then fades to a white color with a colored rim the second day. Formerly known as "Miss Iberville."