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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'American Legend'

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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: American Legend
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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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 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:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
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)

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)

American Legend blooms with an unusual, deep, velvety red 7-8" single flower. It is a very prolific bloomer that grows on a good strong, upright medium-sized bush. The blooms will develop attractive white markings in the hottest weather, and are pure, deep red in cooler weather. American Legend is one of those flowers that jumps out at you, even in a greenhouse or yard full of beautiful flowers. It's big, prolific, and looks more like a flower made of velvet or satin than a real flower made of petals. American Legend is the offspring of Misfire and Living Legend. Released from HVH in 2006.



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