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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Torch Song'

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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: Torch Song
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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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
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Light Blue
Blue-Violet

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 23, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

'Torch Song' is a wonderful new hibiscus variety, and already one of our favorites. The flower is big at 7-9" in diameter, and the bush branches incredibly well. Of course each branch develops buds so the overall effect is to make 'Torch Song' a very prolific bloomer. 'Torch Song's' parents were 'Rainbow Christie' and 'Edna Bogart,' which resulted in an attractive, upright bush and large flowers. In summer heat, the flowers get bigger with more blue, and less of the ruffly pink edging. In winter, the flowers are smaller, but rufflier, with pink and white edging. For those who like the lavender and blue flowers, 'Torch Song' is one of the best at any time of year. Released from HVH in 2008.



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