Tropical Hibiscus, Cajun Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Voodoo Magic'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Voodoo Magic
Additional cultivar information:(Cajun Series)
Hybridized by Dupont
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

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

Regional

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

San Bernardino, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Alvin, Texas

Amelia Court House, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 20, 2008, AmandaTaylor7 from Alvin, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Voodoo Magic took about 4 weeks to become established enough in my flowerbeds to where it began really performing (from a pot originall). I'm used to hibiscus taking longer than this. This hibiscus has outperformed most others, putting on nearly the same amount of blooms as the Rum Runner does for me. Each day there are at least 2 blooms on my baby Voodoo Magic (only 2 feet tall presently) and sometimes as many as 4. She is constantly loaded with buds and has been an upright grower requiring no pinching.