Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Kiss And Tell'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Kiss And Tell
Hybridized by unknown
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

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:

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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:

Chariton, Iowa

Clawson, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 27, 2006, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Like all the tropical hibiscus, this one must come in for the winter and then go back out to the patio in spring. It's quite a shy bloomer and must be coaxed to give you buds. Why keep it? Because when you can finally get it to bloom, it's gorgeous, much more striking than any of the pictures, very ruffled deep crimson red with an almost black eye and bubblegum pink edge. Worth giving your space to and a pretty leaf but I wish it bloomed more.