Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Empire'
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|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and 5 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Plant this orange-red Hibiscus next to patios, entries and in courtyards, where its beauty can be accentuated with flowers beneath and vines overhead. With its dense, glossy foliage, this Hibiscus creates a solid hedge or screen. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. Very good choice against plaster or stucco walls. Reliable 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, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)|
Provide a site with well drained soil. 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. Prune semi-annually to maintain form.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11