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 and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Blooms nearly year-round
Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sis
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19 - 26
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Blooms nearly year-round
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleTropical
Design IdeasDon't lose this Hibiscus in far-away plantings. Instead, place it next to patios, entries and in courtyards, where it will be a brilliant focal point. Use along paths for a strikingly colored allee. Its dense and glossy foliage makes a solid hedge or screen. A good cover for bare walls and spaces between windows. Charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.
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. 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:
Hiroshi "Hiro" Kuwabara began cultivating hibiscus flowers as a hobby. His mission has been to develop a hardier, more vibrant colored hibiscus cultivar within Southern California's climate without the use of a greenhouse. Hiro is known by many in the nursery industry as the co-owner of Yamato Nursery Inc., and provided horticultural advice to the Pacific Palisades (California) community for over 30 years until his retirement in 2004.