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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Matador'

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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: Matador
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
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 May 28, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

'Matador' is a child of 'Dragon's Breath' on the maternal side and a grandchild of 'Gypsy Music' and 'The Path' on the paternal side. 'Matador' has the most vigorous, well-formed, easy-to-grow bush of all the 'Dragon's Breath' seedlings we have seen or grown. The bush is large, lush, fully branched, and very strong. The 6-8" flower is sometimes the deep burgundy of its mother, 'Dragon's Breath,' and sometimes a vivid, true red. Both colors are always very intense, contrasting with the bright white veins. 'Matador' opens reflexed, then flattens out later. The warmer the weather, the flatter it becomes. When the flower first opens, the pollen sacs are red - an unusual coloration for hybrid hibiscus. As the pollen sacs break open, the yellow pollen is released and covers the sacs, turning them yellow. Released from HVH in 2009.



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