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Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fire-N-Ice'

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

Red

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

Regional

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

Bonita Springs, Florida

Estero, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Lady Lake, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Tampa, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 8, 2014, skysigner from Bonita Springs, FL wrote:

Indeed, the 3-color variegated foliage is the attraction to "Fire 'n' Ice" hibiscus. And its gracefully arching branches give it an oriental look. Its bright red blooms mostly face downward.

Positive

On Jul 2, 2009, gardenpom from Melbourne, FL wrote:

This is the plant to grow for wonderfully colored foliage. The flowers are hard to notice due to the vibrant foliage, but are pretty themselves, single red blooms.

Positive

On Sep 19, 2007, cat4gp from Palm Bay, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

The flower is small and delicate, but the variagated leaves are what makes it beautiful.