Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to 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 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Long Bloom Season
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Multicolored
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
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. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
A U.S. National Arboretum Plant Introduction. In 1971, a number of crosses were made between diploid Hibiscus seedling selections of (H. syriacus 'Suminokura-yae' x H. syriacus 'William R. Smith'),(H. syriacus 'Blue Bird' x H. syriacus 'Hanagasa'), or (H. syriacus 'Sokobeniyae' x H. syriacus 'William R. Smith') and colchicine-induced tetraploid seedlings ofH. syriacus 'William R. Smith'. The resulting triploids, 'Helene', 'Minerva', and 'Aphrodite' were released in 1980, 1986 and 1988, respectively.