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Tropical Hibiscus 'Gator Pride'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Gator Pride
Additional cultivar information:(aka Gator's Pride)
Hybridized by Sinclair
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:


Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Maroon (Purple-Brown)


Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Los Angeles, California

San Bernardino, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Bartow, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 4, 2004, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I saw this plant at a nursury and it was not for sale. I am on a quest to find one and will not rest till I do and have my own. I am cavtivated by its colors and spellbinding flowers......I just loved it and want my own. There is another, I am told called "Gabriel" the pastel version, I will also have to get later but this is for NOW...........LOL......


P.S. This same plant will bloom in a more pastel coloration depend on the temperature. This is something I have seen in my own plant and was confirmed by another grower in their plant.