Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 6 to 7 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sis
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 7 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleTropical
Design IdeasPlant next to patios, entries and in courtyards, where its beauty can be accentuated with flowers beneath and vines overhead. With its glossy, dense foliage, this Hibiscus creates a solid hedge or screen. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. Very good choice against hot colored plaster or stucco walls. A good 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 PlantsThis vivid hibiscus is perfect with other tropical looking plants such as Shrimp Plant, (Justicia brandegeana), Sherwood Cheer Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Sherwood Cheer'), Nagami Kumquat, (Citrus kumquat 'Nagami') and Wyoming Canna, (Canna x generalis 'Wyoming').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune semi-annually to maintain topiary form.Pruning time: spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
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. 'Itsy Bitsy' was developed and introduced by Monrovia.
Lore:
It was French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin who so often depicted this flower in Tahitian scenes.