Hula Girl Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hula Girl'
Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
|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.|
|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.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Banana (Musa); Orchid Tree (Bauhinia); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium)|
|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.|
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.