Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Bride'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis|
|Lore||It was French Impressionist painter Paul Gaugan's depictions of these flowers in his paintings of the South Pacific island of Tahiti that made them famous.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 6 ft. high, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Hibiscus is the most colorful and versatile shrub for frost-free zones because it blooms practically year-round. With its healthy, glossy foliage and large size, it's perfect as a background shrub, hedge or screen. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. A good cover for bare walls and spaces between windows. Most charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Poolside, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11