Tropical Hibiscus, Cajun Hibiscus 'Blueberry Thrill'

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: Blueberry Thrill
Additional cultivar information:(Cajun Series)
Hybridized by Dupont
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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:

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:

Emerald Lake Hills, California

Palm Bay, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


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 f... read more