Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Monoon'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Nearly year-round in frost-free regions.|
|Design Ideas||Hibiscus's impressive flowers whisper of exotic nights and Polynesian delights. It deserves a spot by an entrance or gateway, massed along a walkway, or grouped with other shrubs of contrasting colors. Can be container grown for patio use and brought into a sunny, warm porch for the winter in colder climates.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|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||Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy Tropical Flowers|
Thrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11