Tropical Hibiscus 'Shirley Temple'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Shirley Temple
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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Pale Pink

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Late Summer/Early Fall


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

College Station, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 3, 2013, mojogirl from College Station, TX wrote:

I originally left negative feedback about this plant as its growth had, seemingly, plateaued. The plant must have heard and gotten upset cause now its amazing! I have it in a large/medium container and the first year it did a whole lot of nothing. At the beginning of year two, it broke almost in half. I had almost given up hope, but kept it happy just in case.

We're on whatever-too-many-to-count days over 100 degrees in central Texas and this thing just keeps spittin' out blooms! They only last a day or two each, but every day is four or five more. And it's about 8 feet tall now in the planter! Doesn't ask for much, just some sun and a bit of water every once in awhile. Looks amazing among the roses!


On Nov 8, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Most tropical hib. do not survive in my mild winter but this one does. Very low maintenance, so far very hardy, fast grower, floriferous