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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Nightmare'

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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: Nightmare

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Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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)
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By air layering

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:

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Positive Beach_Barbie On Oct 6, 2011, Beach_Barbie from Kure Beach, NC (Zone 9a) wrote:

I love this plant and it's pod sibling 'Irish Spring'.. Prolific bloomer and the plant itself has a rounded shape, so doesn't take up a lot of room.
Parents - Yucka x Roz Merritt. Bred by Barry Schueter

Regional...

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

San Bernardino, California
Kure Beach, North Carolina



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