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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Old Yella'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Old Yella
Additional cultivar information: (PP13630, aka Old Yellow)
Hybridized by Fleming; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

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 Gabrielle On Feb 4, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Also known as 'Old Yellow'. Dinner-plate-sized flowers atop robust, shrublike plants from mid to late summer. Pale yellow buds open to 10-12" creamy-white slightly ruffled flowers with red eye. Attracts hummingbirds. My information says it is hardy to zone 4.

Regional...

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

Arley, Alabama
San Jose, California
Clarkesville, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Norco, Louisiana
Royal Oak, Michigan
Fridley, Minnesota
Hudson, New Hampshire
Ellenboro, North Carolina
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Temple, Texas



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