Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Chariots of Fire'

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 Black
Registered or introduced: 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:

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

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

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 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.