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Tropical Hibiscus 'Hawaiian Salmon'

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: Hawaiian Salmon
Hybridized by Unknown
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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:


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:

New Port Richey, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Pasadena, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 11, 2006, jtmiller from Pasadena, TX wrote:

As a former Chapter President of the Houston area Hibiscus Society...I have to say of all the Hibiscus I have grown (over 150 varieties) this one is by far the most prolific bloomer I have ever had. The plant grows fast, loves not only to be in a pot but in the ground as well. It will grow from cuttings extremely well, and seems to be very tolerant of soil changes. Many hibiscus are not as tolerable, whereas this one seems to do well no matter where I put it. I have it placed near my waterfall on my pool and the salmon, peach and pink colors contrast against the blue pool so well, it's the first thing people see when they step into my backyard. An absolute winner in the hibiscus world if you want tons of blooms everyday.