Flamenco Flame™ Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'MonHope'
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||Hibiscus is a signature plant of the South Pacific. In Polynesia, the way a woman wears hibiscus flowers in her hair indicates marital status. Hibiscus flower tea has long been a favorite there and it is now commonly used to add zesty flavor to contemporary herbal tea blends.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 6 to 7 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||An excellent high profile flowering shrub for entries and as colorful focal point. Perfectly sized for foundation planting along walls with windows high up or lacking any at all. Size also makes it a perfect plant for breaking up long fence lines with background foliage and color behind smaller plants. Large enough to make a good privacy screen that won't grow too tall, particularly in sideyards where windows look out on its foliage and flowers. Excellent front yard barrier hedge to separate your lot from the neighbors'. Plant to disguise swimming pool safety fences or surround a utility yard screening garbage cans from view.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Privacy Screen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11