The Path Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'The Path'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis|
|Lore||It was French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin who so often depicted this flower in Tahitian scenes.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Design Ideas||This unique, double-ruffled golden Hibiscus is beautiful as a foundation planting along buildings and fence lines. It can be accented with hot-colored flowers and vines for a festive composition. Makes a solid hedge or plant as a specimen at entries and gateways. Most charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Houseplant, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Stunning 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