Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hawaiian Sunset'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Hawaiian Sunset
Additional cultivar information:(Bahama Bay Tropical Hibiscus series)
Hybridized by Schlueter
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

San Diego, California

Bartow, Florida

Honomu, Hawaii

Brazoria, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 28, 2004, WalterT from San Diego, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

You wanna see gorgeous, colorful, etc., hibiscus flowers, check out Hibiscusmania, American Hibiscus Society and Australian Hibiscus Society websites. Their photo albums will knock you out.
WalterT in San Diego.

Positive

On Jun 28, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Not gaudy at all to me....! It resembles a sunset!
There are some of these planted in the parking lots at the Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole Plaza, our mall, in Hilo.

Positive

On Jun 27, 2004, Wingnut from Spicewood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is the most gaudy hibiscus I've ever seen! Good thing I like gaudy flowers. ;) When it blooms, you will DEFINITELY notice it from across the garden. This one has large blooms about 8" across, BRIGHT red center with even BRIGHTER orangey-yellow petals around it.