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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis /Chinese Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  / Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Floral display on a large specimen beginning in summer and blooming through the fall
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Floral display on a large specimen beginning in summer and blooming through the fall

A double hibiscus flower

Single flower

An old tree form in a tropical landscape like Bermuda where plants live for many years

A hibiscus that has not frozen back for several years will grow to this size

A shrub that is blooming freely in mid summer


This collage of hibiscus flowers shows just a few of the many colors, sizes, and flower types available in the trade





A collection of a number of colorful varieties

A cultivar with ruby-red foliage

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Scientific Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Common Name: Chinese Hibiscus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This widely planted Asian tropical is a perennial shrub, but is commonly grown as an annual for colorful flowers in summer and fall. It comes in a wide variety of flower forms, shapes and colors. It is used in containers, beds, patio and pool side plantings.