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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Whirlwind'

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

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AuntAnne On Jul 17, 2009, AuntAnne from College Station, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a beautiful hibiscus. I'm heartbroken to say that mine didn't survive the winter of 2007. It blooms A LOT. And generally multiples similtaneously. There were always blooms to greet me each morning. It was very forgiving of heat, not so of cold. It is very difficult to find.


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

San Diego, California
Wake Forest, North Carolina
College Station, Texas

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