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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Heartbeat'

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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)
Hybridized by Schlueter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive nathanieledison 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!

Regional...

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

Santa Rosa, California



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