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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Sunshowers'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunshowers
Additional cultivar information: (Bahama Bay Tropical Hibiscus series, aka Sunshower, Sun Showers)
Hybridized by Schlueter

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10 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral RobertWM On Dec 26, 2011, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

My rating would be between neutral and negative. For me it's a painfully slow grower and shy bloomer, producing only an occasional bloom in the summer when it's outside and none in the winter. It also seems more prone to whiteflies than some other hibiscus I grow. I only keep it because, admittedly, the occasional flower is spectacular.

Positive AuntB On Sep 14, 2006, AuntB from NE, KS (Zone 5b) wrote:

Although I found this plant to be a slow to medium grower, the beauty of the bloom makes up for it's slow habit.. Here in zone 5b, it must be wintered over inside.


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

San Jose, California
Clearwater, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Topeka, Kansas
Gastonia, North Carolina
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Cibolo, Texas
Houston, Texas

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