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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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





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:

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

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:


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?


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.