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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Saffron'

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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: Saffron
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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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
Red-Orange

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)

Gorgeous, huge 7-9" white-eyed, pure orange, perfectly formed single flowers on an excellent, upright bush. Our customers have reported 10" blooms on Saffron at times. Saffron is one of our most floriferous hibiscus. It blooms constantly with many flowers at once. The bush is spectacular - full, well-branched, vigorous, easy to grow, and beautiful. Saffron is our favorite orange, and one of the best cultivars we grow. Saffron is the offspring of Misfire and Norman Lee. Released from HVH in 2006.

Regional...

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

Cinisi,



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