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PlantFiles: Variegated Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio'

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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: El Capitolio
Additional cultivar information: (aka Variegata)

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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
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:

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Positive Dinu On Aug 8, 2003, Dinu from Mysore
India (Zone 10a) wrote:

August 8, 2003, I notices a simple single-row of petals in one flower today. There were no multiples like the ones in my pictures.

Regional...

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

Naples, Florida
Ethel, Louisiana
Carriere, Mississippi
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Bronx, New York
Austin, Texas
Paris, Texas



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