Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mandarin Wind'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Mandarin Wind
Hybridized by Bergman
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound 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:

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Irvine, California

Hollywood, Florida

Seymour, Indiana

Harper Woods, Michigan

New Matamoras, Ohio

Austin, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 16, 2004, Wingnut from Spicewood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful clear orange bloom, not a harsh orange at all. Really lights up in the dark green foliage. Tropical ~ LOVES a humid greenhouse.