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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Key Largo'

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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: Key Largo
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:
Red
Violet/Lavender
Purple
Brown/Bronze
Cream/Tan

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 20, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

Key Largo's 6-8" flowers vary in color from browns to purples, depending on weather and care. But whatever the color, the flowers are always fascinating. With some pruning, the bush becomes well-branched and tall. The flower has great texture and petal strength, and the colors are the result of crossing Fifth Dimension and Joan Hingerton. Released in 2005 from HVH.

Regional...

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida



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