Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Envy'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Envy
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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 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Palm Bay, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Envy was hybridized in Australia or New Zealand and to my knowledge, has not been imported to the US. At least my efforts to locate the plant have been unsuccessful.
Whatever the beautiful Hibiscus shown in the photo for the Envy page is, I'm afraid it's not Envy. Envy is described and pictured in other sources as a large, ruffled lemon yellow to almost chartreuse with overtones of green, hence the name. If I could find the plant, I'd buy it in a minute.