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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Enlightenment'

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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: Enlightenment
Additional cultivar information: (PP17577, Bahama Bay Tropical Hibiscus series)
Hybridized by Schlueter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Red
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
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:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive evdesert On Apr 9, 2013, evdesert from Indio, CA wrote:

This Hibiscus blooms profusely, it is a medium sized shrub that is good for planting in pots for over-wintering. This is the first season I have grown this Hibiscus and I am curious to find out if it will survive in the 115 degree heat we get here in the summers. The blooms are amazing in shades of yellow, pink and dark red.

Regional...

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

Bermuda Dunes, California
Muscoy, California
San Diego, California
Alvin, Texas
Houston, Texas



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