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Hibiscus acetosella 'Haight Ashbury'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: acetosella (a-kee-TOE-sell-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Haight Ashbury
Additional cultivar information: (PP19228)
Hybridized by Aoki; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy
Good Fall Color

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
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive weedsfree On Jan 17, 2011, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

I will be getting a rooted cutting from a friend this spring. He took cuttings from the mother plant this fall, and the mother plant had never bloomed. The cuttings however, rooted in water and placed in a window, rooted and bloomed!

Positive lindakilgore10 On Sep 28, 2007, lindakilgore10 from Dothan, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I bought thid plant in a one gallon container about three montsh ago and it has grown over 10 feet tall and very wide.I live in zone 8b so I am going to try and over winter it.The man that I bought it from told me to just cut it back and cover it with with straw.So I will see.I am still waiting for it to bloom,but as i noticed above that it will not bloom untill fall or eary winter.It is a very easy plant to root.No need to add rooting hormone,just stick it in dirt and it will take off.Anyone ever need some just let me know.

Regional...

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

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Lakewood, California
North Hollywood, California
Pleasanton, California
Redlands, California
San Bernardino, California
San Leandro, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Valparaiso, Florida
Mesilla Park, New Mexico
Hartsville, South Carolina
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Belton, Texas



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