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Hula Girl Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hula Girl'

Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
SKU #04130
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description An attractive shrub valued for a profusion of large, rich yellow, single blooms, each with a touch of bright red in its throat. The showy flowers stay open several days. This versatile plant makes an ideal hedge, screen or background specimen. Well-suited to containers. A frost-tender evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This showy yellow 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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lantana (Lantana); Banana (Musa); Orchid Tree (Bauhinia); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium)
CARE
Care Thrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
HISTORY
Lore French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin made the hibiscus famous by often depicting this flower in Tahitian scenes

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