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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fat Actress'

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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: Fat Actress
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Veined

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

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Joan On Feb 15, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Note courtesy of Charles Black, hybridizer (Posted with permission, on his behalf)

Fat Actress blooms with a lush, fluffy, round 6-7" orange double, with a deep fuschia center and gold, ruffled edges. It's bush is one of the fullest, lushest, and most beautiful bushes we've ever grown at HVH. Brand new from HVH in 2007.

Regional...

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

San Bernardino, California



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