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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Pina Colada'

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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: Pina Colada
Additional cultivar information: (aka Pia Colada)
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:
Pink
Orange
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Veined

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
Provides winter interest
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
By air layering

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 21, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

This 6-8" large yellow single with white rays and pink center is the result of crossing two of the best yellows, Georgia's Pearl and Crimson Rays. Pia Colada's colors are softer, more gentle on the eyes, than with either parent. Pia Colada's flowers are consistent and reliable, always displaying the perfect ruffly yellow. The flower is held upright on a full bush that will reach 5' in a big pot. Released 2004 from HVH.



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