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The Path Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'The Path'

Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
SKU #04159
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description This handsome shrub displays stunning seven-inch wide flowers with buttercup yellow petals that blend into a bright pink center. Large, lush, heavy textured, dark green leaves add to its usefulness as a screen or background plant. A frost-tender evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen
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 Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Lantana (Lantana); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Plumbago (Plumbago)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore It was French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin who so often depicted this flower in Tahitian scenes.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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