Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mrs Jimmy Spangler'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs Jimmy Spangler
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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:

Coral/Apricot

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-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:

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Antioch, California

Fort Myers, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Saint Augustine, Florida

Aurora, Illinois

Kenner, Louisiana

Westland, Michigan

Denison, Texas

Elgin, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Missouri City, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Santa Fe, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 1, 2012, thyme4jb from Elgin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I just received a Mrs. Jimmy Spangler Hibiscus...gorgeous! I have read that they die back in winter and reappear in the spring, if they are planted in the ground. Is this correct? Any special tips on giving this lovely plant the life it deserves??

Positive

On Oct 12, 2005, geekgranny from Cedar Hill, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I picked up several of these at HD this summer, in 1 gal and less pots, although they were labeled as "Mrs. J. Spangler". The center is a deep pink to my eye ( I have seen people refer to it as "red"). Although it can't rival, yet, my 7+ ft "trees" in size and may never do so it has become my very, very, most favorite single. geekgranny

Positive

On Oct 9, 2005, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

We have had this plant for several years, and brought it with us when we moved here from Houston. When moving in Oct., a limb broke off. I pushed it into the dirt and it now rivals the parent plant. a real beauty. Blooms for months.

Positive

On Sep 11, 2005, candywraps from Missouri City, TX wrote:

This shrub was slow to grow in comparison to my other 'red/yellow' hibiscus'. The color of the flower is just spectacular...I could look at it all day. My experience is that Mrs. Jimmy Spangler grows well and blooms tremendously in late Summer until Winter. This is one of my favorites.

Positive

On May 22, 2005, rosary01 from Plano, TX wrote:

I live in Plano, TX near Dallas. I planted a one gallon Mrs. Jimmy Spangler Hibiscus last summer (2004) and it bloomed profusely all summer. The bush itself did not grow much and so I was really surprised at the multitude of flowers it produced. However, the winter weather did it in and it did not survive. If I were able to find one again, I think I would have to either treat it as an annual, or keep it in a pot so I could bring it in during cold weather.

Positive

On May 3, 2005, Kauai17 from Leander, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I saved this hibiscus from HD. The bright colors really caught my eye and I just couldn't resist. The flower just really stands out against the dark green leaves. This has been my first hibiscus to bloom this year.