Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Heaven Scent'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Heaven Scent
Hybridized by C. Black
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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

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

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Oviedo, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 19, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

Heaven Scent is a variety that gets our highest recommendation. Introduced in limited numbers in 2004, it was an instant hit with customers and show judges alike. It is one of the few varieties that can bloom either single or double. In warmer weather or climates most of the blooms will be 6-8" doubles. The charm of Heaven Scent is found in its colors - a most luscious yellow flower with white on the inner petal and fine green foliage that set off the many blooms. It is a pure bright yellow, with no hint of the orange tones that dull the yellow color of some varieties. The bush is lush and upright and very attractive. On rare occasions the blooms from this variety will exude a sweet fragrance ... read more