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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Rainbow Sherbet'

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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: Rainbow Sherbet
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

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
Red
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 22, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

Rainbow Sherbet is turning out to be one of the best new hibiscus hybrids from the HVH hybridizing program. It blooms with 7-9" single flowers with beautiful form. In cooler weather, the colors are soft, pastel blends of yellow, tangerine, and pink. In hot weather, the colors become hot, vivid rings of yellow, red, and fuschia. The bush is one of our very best! It's full, branches naturally, sports lush foliage, and is very strong and upright. Rainbow Sherbet is shaping up to become one of our most highly recommeneded, "tried and true" hibiscus in the next year or two. Brand new from HVH in 2007.



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