Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'American Legend'

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 Black
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.