• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bold Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasPlace at a garden focal point for color that will draw the eye. Mix with other hibscus for tropical color effects. Surround it and back it with foliage plants to set off its hot colors. Use along paths for a strikingly colored allee.
    Companion PlantsCanna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: late summer to early fall.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.