Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cherie'Item #4098 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
This handsome shrub displays bright, nearly florescent golden-yellow blooms all summer long. Adds an exotic, tropical look to the garden. Heat and sun loving. Versatile plant makes an ideal hedge, screen or background specimen. Well-suited to containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and 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:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower 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. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.