Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Heartbeat'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Heartbeat
Additional cultivar information:(PP15423, Bahama Bay Tropical Hibiscus series, aka Heart Beat)
Hybridized by Schlueter
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Veined

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:

Patented

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

Regional

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

Santa Rosa, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 10, 2013, nathanieledison from Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Talk about unknown and underused!!! People come over to my house just to look and take pictures of this thing, the incredible 9-inch wide magenta petals give way to a pink spike with yellow pollen. Blooms last 2-3 days, and as soon as one flower drops, another unfurls. It's a fiesta! Thanks to the person who created this specimen. Us folk in Northern California eat this stuff up like candy!