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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Sugar Plum'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Sugar Plum
Hybridized by C. Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Red
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
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
From hardwood heel 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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Joan On Feb 23, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Note courtesy of Charles Black, hybridizer (Posted with permission, on his behalf)

'Sugar Plum,' with its 6-8" bloom, is one of our biggest "blue" hibiscus. The single flower is lavender, edged with touches of red, with a small red eye and a halo of white, ringed with white rays. 'Sugar Plum's' bush has attractive, dark green foliage. It stays medium in size, and has a strong, upright, branching growth pattern. 'Sugar Plum' is the child of 'Crystal' and 'Frosted Plum.' Released from HVH in 2009.



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