Crown of Bohemia Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Crown of Bohemia'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis|
|Lore||It was French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin who so often depicted this flower in Tahitian scenes.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Design Ideas||Plant next to patios, entries and in courtyards, where its beauty can be accentuated with flowers beneath and vines overhead. With its glossy, dense foliage, this Hibiscus creates a solid hedge or screen. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. Very good choice against cream-colored plaster or stucco walls. A good cover for unsightly side yard fences 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|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Houseplant, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Brilliant Double Flowers|
Thrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11