Mandrinette
Hibiscus boryanus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: boryanus
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 16, 2009, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

H. boryanus is endemics to Mauritius and Reunion island and is a protected species. It is also known as "Foulsapate marron" or "Mahot bātard " in La Reunion. The flower varies from pink, orange and red . It has a small flowers like the Hib-fragilis . It can make viable seed pods on established plants.In Mauritius there are 2 types , pink and red; whereas in Reunion it is orange, like hibiscus liliflorus of Rodrigues. Can be found in specialised endemics nurseries.