Tropical Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa'

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: Cherry Appaloosa
Hybridized by Black
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

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:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 16, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

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

Ever since it was introduced 'Cherry Appaloosa' has garnered praise from Miami to Los Angeles, and South American to Europe. This large, 7-9" cherry red bloom is beautifully contrasted by snow white spots and a pure white center eye. The color is always red and white, with more white in the heat of a Texas summer and more red in the relative cool of the coastal California winter, but always with that great color combination. The medium-sized bush has a tendency to grow horizontal branches, so we recommend careful pruning and staking when young to develop a better looking, more upright bush, if that is important to you. This cross of 'Morgan Alyssa' and 'Rebellious Spirit' makes for a florifero... read more

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