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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'In The Mood'

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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: In The Mood
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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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
Violet/Lavender
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 19, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

In the Mood blooms with 6-7" flowers as either loose doubles or a cups and saucers in shades of lavender and white with a red eye. The bush is large, vigorous, easy to grow, and beautiful. In the Mood is slow to start blooming, but once the bush is bigger and more mature, it will bloom well, with multiple blooms much of the time. In the Mood's parents are Silver Memories and Joan Hingerton. Released from HVH in 2004.



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