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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Amour'

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

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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:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

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:
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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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RobertWM On Aug 5, 2007, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Amour is a beautiful pink white which darkens to a delicate deep orchid pink pencil thin line around the petal edges. The effect is quite unlike most other edged Hibiscus. Glossy grass green leaves form
an effective background to the large blossoms, which are produced in profusion. I grow a half dozen or so tropical Hibiscus and Amour is by far the best bloomer. The bush also stays well leaved and never gets leggy like some other Hibiscus, thus it makes an attractive houseplant even when not in bloom. Recommended!

Regional...

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

Fremont, California



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