• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Brilliant Tropical Blooms
    Blooms:
    Late spring through summer; nearly year round in mild climates.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring through summer; nearly year round in mild climates.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
    Companion PlantsVerbena (Verbena); Passion Vine (Passiflora); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil. Best with light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Protect from frost. Prune to shape and apply a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection comes from an extensive breeding program at Dupont Nursery in southern Louisiana. With a mission to create new and dramatic cultivars of tropical Hibiscus, this breeding program is headed by Bobby Dupont and Father Robert Gerlich, an avid hibiscus breeder, professor of history at Loyola University and President of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society.

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