Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Peachblow'

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

Pink

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

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:

Arlington, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 14, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Tropical hibiscus 'Peachblow' (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) is a sport of 'Island Empress'. The blooms are up to 16 cm wide and are pale pink with a carmine center.

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On Nov 14, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Tropical hibiscus 'Peach Blow' (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) is a sport of 'Island Empress'. The blooms are up to 16 cm wide and are pale pink with a carmine center.

Update 08/05/10 - My beautiful plant that was in a very large container died down during the extremely cold winter with temperatures in the low teens. It did not come back from its roots even though it was protected with several blankets during freezing and below temperatures. I am very sad because it was one of my favorite and most unusual plants.