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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'White Kalakaua'

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

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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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral john509 On Apr 7, 2012, john509 from forrestfield
Australia wrote:

i live in western australia had this plant for many years it grows over 6' high 2-3 feet wide flowers all year round have not seen it with out flowers and rich green folidage

Positive shellabella On Jul 1, 2006, shellabella from West Central, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a new Tropical Hibiscus for me this year. So far it seems to have many buds and blooms. The flowers are very large-about 6 inches when fully opened and last about 2 days. I have it planted so that it gets late afternoon shade. I imagine it will be incredible when it is mature size.


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

Clearwater, Florida
, Washington

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