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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Velvet Red'

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

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

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:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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By Haydee
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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Haydee On Apr 8, 2005, Haydee from Jacksonville, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Gracious pendulous blooms. Thrives in containers in N.C. zone 8.
The leaves are bright/dark glossy green and leathery. Blooms are deep red and ruffled on the edges. Pistils are very long protuding and pendulous. The pendulous bloom bends back its edges to show its elongated pistil. It was my favorite among my mother's garden in Puerto Rico. It is small compared to other tropical hibiscus.

I made the mistake to trim it during the winter and killed it. Never, never trim in winter. But do trim tops in the summer/fall.

IDesperately seeking for a replacement.

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