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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Apricot'

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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: Apricot

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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:
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By air layering

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive AmandaTaylor7 On Jul 17, 2007, AmandaTaylor7 from Alvin, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a great hibiscus, very hardy. We have 2 of these mixed with 2 red ones in the front yard and they are show stoppers. All 4 of these plants put a total of 20-30 blooms per day, and I keep them trimmed to a maximum of 3 1/2 feet tall.

One of mine currently is hosting aphids and spider mites, but I'm working on erradicating those. Great lpants!! They grow fast!!

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Alvin, Texas



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