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Talipariti tiliaceum 'Tricolor'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Talipariti (tah-lip-uh-RYE-tee) (Info)
Species: tiliaceum (til-ee-AH-see-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Tricolor

Synonym:Hibiscus tiliaceus

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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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
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By simple layering
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral NativePlantFan9 On Jun 6, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This attractive variety of Hibiscus tiliaceus is similar to Hibiscus tiliaceus 'Albo Variegata'. However, 'Tricolor' has leaves that are more green and with more scattered, "splashed" white markings - not vividly colored ENTIRELY over the entire leaves like 'Albo Variegata'. Like Hibiscus tiliaceus (the main species), it grows as a dense shrubby plant to small or medium tree.

CAUTION - Hibiscus tiliaceus is listed as a Category Two Invasive by the FLEPPC (Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council).


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

Boca Raton, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Miami, Florida
Miami Beach, Florida
North Fort Myers, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Mililani, Hawaii
Pukalani, Hawaii

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