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PlantFiles: Weeping Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Albo Lacinatus'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Albo Lacinatus

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jspillers On May 20, 2010, jspillers from Melbourne, FL wrote:

I have several of these. They make gorgeous small trees that bloom continually.

Neutral Beach_Barbie On Feb 5, 2010, Beach_Barbie from Kure Beach, NC (Zone 9a) wrote:

I'm giving the neutral rating as I don't have any personal experience with this plant, but have heard wonderful things about it.
This is a very old hibiscus, probably a cross of H. arnottianus and H. schizopetalus, from the late 17 or early 1800's.
Very hardy, prolific blooming plant. Often used as root stock by professional growers.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cape Coral, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Seminole, Florida
Austin, Texas
Conroe, Texas

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