Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hankin's Sport'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Hankin's Sport
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Pink

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Note courtesy of Hidden Valley Hibiscus (Posted with permission, on his behalf)

'Hankins Sport' is a sport, or spontaneous mutation of one branch of the famous 'Pride of Hankins' cultivar. 'Pride of Hankins' is best known as root stock for grafting exotic hibiscus. Its sport,'Hankins Sport,' serves equally well as grafting root stock. The 3-5" mini, double flower of 'Hankins Sport' is a lighter, softer pink than the flower of 'Pride of Hankins,' but the growth habits and attractive leaves of both plants are the same. The bushes are large, fast-growing, vigorous, and easy to grow. Discovered by Larry Johnson in Tahiti, and offered exclusively by HVH for the first time in 2009.