Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Amour'

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

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

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

Fremont, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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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!