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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus, Cajun Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Blueberry Thrill'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Blueberry Thrill
Additional cultivar information: (Cajun Series)
Hybridized by Dupont

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RobertWM On Feb 19, 2012, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Here in Michigan the hibiscus have to come indoors for the winter and I've only had Blueberry Thrill for about ten months but so far I'm impressed. The foliage is more attractive than some other hibiscus and the plant is a good grower. It blooms in clumps of buds and the blooms are beautiful. Always nicely ruffled, the color of the edge varies from day to day. A few days ago it bloomed with a pure cream colored edge, today the flower is edged in pale orange. Other blooms can have a rose or pink edge. Blooms last two days and the dark red eye is shiny and looks lacquered. When I first got the plant and had it outside, it had a problem with some of the large blossoms being too heavy for the stem and causing the flowers to face downward but all winter now, the blooms have faced outward. So far this one is a star of my small collection.


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

Emerald Lake Hills, California
Palm Bay, Florida
Richmond, Texas

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