Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Mandrinette
Hibiscus boryanus

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

» View all varieties of Hibiscus

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By timrann
Thumbnail #1 of Hibiscus boryanus by timrann

By timrann
Thumbnail #2 of Hibiscus boryanus by timrann

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive timrann 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.



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America