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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fireball'

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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: Fireball
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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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:
Orange
Bright Yellow
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 17, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

Fireball is a sport of Sun Shower - a natural, spontaneous genetic change of one branch that produces a new flower. The flower is 6-8" in vivid orange and yellow with a white eye. Fireball's upright, attractive bush is an improvement over the sprawling bush of Sun Shower. The bloom is very dramatic with the unusual white center providing eye-catching contrast to the orange and gold of the outer half of the petals. Released from HVH in 2005.

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

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