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Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Amazon Queen'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Amazon Queen
Additional cultivar information:(PP13674, Bahama Bay Tropical Hibiscus series)
Hybridized by Schlueter
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

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:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By grafting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Hidden Meadows, California

Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 20, 2015, realityfaery from Delano, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I bought this little beauty last year. It's another compact grower with large lighter green leaves. When it blooms though, its spectacular. Huge blooms! I have this in a large pot and it hasn't done much growing, so I'm hoping this year I'll have new growth.