Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta'
|Description||A sensational tropical shrub with large, exotic, color-changing blooms. The showy flowers have bright orange petals with crinkled edges and quickly change after opening, developing softer golden margins, and a white center with a blush-red eye. Well-suited for use as a hedge, screen, or container specimen. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Hibiscus is good for foundation planting along buildings and fence lines. Accentuate with bold flowering plants and vines that add to the color range. 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.|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin made the hibiscus famous by often depicting this flower in Tahitian scenes.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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