Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cunningness'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis)
Cultivar: Cunningness

Height
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Bloom Time
Blooms all year

Foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Veined
Provides winter interest

Other details

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

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

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
Suitable for growing in containers
This plant is suitable for growing indoors