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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Gator Pride'

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)

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15 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
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:
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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WillowWasp 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.


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

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