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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Chariots of Fire'

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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: Chariots of Fire
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:
Red
Coral/Apricot
Red-Orange
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting

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 16, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

'Chariots of Fire' is one of our best bloomers, with multiple flowers on it all through the summer and fall! The flowers are big, 7-9" orange, salmon, or bright red with white and "spokes." The rays develop more yellow in summer heat, and are softer white in spring and fall, and give way to the deepest orange in the coolest weather. The bush is medium-large, upright, strong and easy to grow. 'Chariots of Fire' is the child of 'The Path' and 'Ring of Fire.' 'Chariots of Fire' inherited 'Ring of Fire's' intense colors, with 'The Path's' larger, more upright, better bush. Released from HVH in 2007.



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