Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta'Item #4115 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
This evergreen shrub displays large single blooms of bright orange petals with crinkled edges that quickly change to a blush red eye zone over a white background. Use for screening or specimen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sisPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts HummingbirdsFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:OrangeFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasHibiscus is good for foundation planting along buildings and fence lines. Accentuate with bold flowering plants and vines that add to the color range. With its dense, glossy foliage, this Hibiscus creates a solid hedge or screen. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. Very good choice against plaster or stucco walls. Reliable cover for unsightly side yard fences and spaces between windows. Most charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.Companion PlantsCreate a hot tropical garden with Fiesta and Hong Kong Orchid Tree, (Bauhinia blakeana), Texas Dawn Bougainvillea, (Bougainvillea 'Monas'), Spreading Sunshine Lantana, (Lantana x 'Monine') and fragrant Angel Wing Jasmine, (Jasminum nitidum).
- CareCare InformationProvide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose 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.
- History & LoreHistory:The genus Hibiscus contains over 200 species from around the world. It was named from the Latin for rose of China, pointing to its place of origin in southeast Asia where plants were found in the literature as early as 295 BC. All early descriptions indicate the first plants bore red flowers, with the other colors the result of breeding. It was introduced into Europe in 1731.Lore:French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin made the hibiscus famous by often depicting this flower in Tahitian scenes.