Golden Dust Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Golden Dust'

More compact than others, with glossy foliage and showy tropical blooms, this is a perfect choice for small gardens, patios and courtyards. Bright gold and yellow splashed petals have ruffled edges. This sun and heat-loving evergreen shrub makes a great container specimen or colorful background hedge.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
LoreFrench Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's visions of Tahiti often depicted this hibiscus and helped to make them far more famous garden plants around the world.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasSmaller than most, this tropical Hibiscus is perfect for patios, courtyards and small city gardens. Accentuate its beauty with exotic foliage plants nearby and bright red and purple 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Poolside, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis shorter Hibiscus is nicely accented with perennials such as the blue Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus), Prairie Blue Eyes Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids Prairie Blue Eyes) and dwarf shrubs like fragrant Tomlinson Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa 'Tomlinson') and the unique Cream De MintTM Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Shima'). Also quite lovely with larger shrubs like Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Floribunda') and another fragrant choice, Everblooming Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii').

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

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