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Tropical Hibiscus 'Forever Young'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Forever Young
Additional cultivar information:(PP15258, Bahama Bay Tropical Hibiscus series)
Hybridized by Schlueter
Registered or introduced: 2004
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

Pale Pink


Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly





Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Tampa, Florida

Alvin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 19, 2007, AmandaTaylor7 from Alvin, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a very beautiful, incredible flower but a somewhat latterally (sp?) growing plant.

The leaves on this one are much larger than the more common red, peach, orange and pink varieties, and they are a shade lighter green (although the texture is the same). This plant also appears to grow more horizontally than vertically, and kind of crawls along the ground. It's blooms are VERY large, 7 inches+, and very stunning!

The blooms are not all exactly the same - some have a maroon throat with a magenta pink middle that is spotted white and edged in solid white. The others have a maroon throat, no spots, but a very soft magenta pink middle that is trimmed with white edges. It's a VERY beautiful bloom!! Simply beautiful.