Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cherie'Item #4098 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
This handsome shrub displays bright, nearly fluorescent, golden yellow blooms all summer long. Adds an exotic, tropical look to the garden. Heat and sun-loving. A versatile plant that is ideal as a hedge, screen or background specimen. Well-suited to containers. A frost-tender evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sisPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19 - 26Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.Flower color:OrangeGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasNo other flower offers such a luscious range of colors in a single blossom. Don't lose this Hibiscus in far-away plantings. Instead, place it next to patios, entries and in courtyards, where its beauty can be accentuated with cool purple, blue and white hues. Its glossy foliage is dense and makes a solid hedge or screen. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. A good cover for bare walls and spaces between windows. Most charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.Companion PlantsCanna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)
- CareCare InformationThrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.