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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fort Myers Yellow'

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

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive td1026 On May 29, 2012, td1026 from Groveland, FL wrote:

I picked up this plant because I grew up in Cape Coral/Fort Myers and had never seen it before. The blooms are very unique and have all looked slightly different from one another. The first flower to open was golden yellow with a deep rosy pink throat. The next one was almost completely yellow and the other had rosy pink veins running along the middle of the petals. Maybe this is a hybrid?

Positive Dave67 On Dec 28, 2006, Dave67 from New Port Richey, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant grows easily from cuttings and will also set seed from october thru march here in Florida.


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

Cape Coral, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Groveland, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida
Satellite Beach, Florida
Stuart, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Franklin, Louisiana
Houston, Texas

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