Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Caleb'Item #4232 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Large, bright orange flowers with a rich maroon center. A dazzling profusion of blooms through the season.
- 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, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Key Feature:Summer FloweringBlooms:SummerLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sisPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate-growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:Orange
- CareCare InformationFollow 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Genus Hibiscus, named for its Latin and Greek title for the native European species contains over 200 species from around the world. The species name means rose of China pointing to its place of origin in southeast Asia where plants are found in the literature as early as 295 BC. It was introduced to Europe in 1731 where tender plants were grown in greenhouses. Hawaii and then California and Florida became the major sources of new Hibiscus cultivars in the 20th century.