Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis|
|Lore||French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin made the hibiscus famous by often depicting this flower in Tahitian scenes.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Design Ideas||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 Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Houseplant, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Sensational Tropical Flowers|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11