Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    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 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate-growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Special features:Attracts Birds
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Orange
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.