Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Rosalind'

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

Rose/Mauve

Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

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

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

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By simple 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:

San Bernardino, California

San Jose, California

Chariton, Iowa

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 13, 2014, munteus from Brisbane
Australia wrote:


Mother "Ella T" x father " Harvest Moon" hybridised by Richardson, Norm & Betty.Listed & registered in AU at 01/03/1996 -2/96 Richardson, N & B.
Bloom size, Large>160mm/7ins to 200mm/8ins Single Crested Cartwheel
Millenium CHAMPION of AUSTRALIA .WINNER of HOTY 2000

Positive

On Mar 5, 2013, rickytan48 from Sydney
Australia wrote:

Hi,
I bought one of this plant about a year back and have it grown in the ground. It flowers well and I would like to grow more of them. I was told that I can put a stem cutting in a small vase of water and it should sprout little roots in a few weeks. It don't seems to work in my case.

Can someone advise of an alternative method ? I live in Sydney, Australia and our autumn period is pretty warm and humid with temperatures around 25 celcius in the afternoon.

Kind regards
Ricky Tan

Positive

On May 30, 2007, amarantha00 from San Bernardino, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Strong lovely plant with a whole lot of constant blooming. Beautiful orange color. I've had both singles and doubles on this plant.