Double Pink and White Tropical Hibiscus, Chinese Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Double Pink and White'

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Double Pink and White Tropical Hibiscus, Chinese Hibiscus

The white petals of these medium to large loosely double white flowers exhibit rich pink hearts. This double flowered Hibiscus is a free flowering shrub with a good branching habit. A Tropical or Chinese Hibiscus, it is well suited to container culture or it may be used in gardens and landscapes as a specimen or hedge where hardy. It can be overwintered in a sunny window where not cold hardy. Provide a full to partly sunny position in a fertile, well-drained soil.

Tropical Hibiscus are sun and heat loving, medium to large, tropical shrubs with excellent flower power and even some salt tolerance making them popular choices for warm inland as well as coastal climates. Their pollen and nectar rich flowers attract a host of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. They are commonly successfully used as landscape shrubs in the warmer parts of zone 9 and throughout much of zone 10.Remember that these are truly tropical plants and will likely suffer at least some damage from even brief freezes. For more on how to successfully grow Tropical Hibiscus in portions of zones 9 and 10 see the following publication from Texas A&M's AgriLife Extension service titled "Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) For Galveston County and the Texas Upper Gulf Coast"or click the "More info from Universities..." link to the left.

Tropical Hibiscus make for showy, free-flowering container plants where not hardy. The larger growing varieties are easily trained into tree standards or can be grown as large shrubs or shaped into hedges. Tropical Hibiscus flower on new growth and so need to have ample nutrients, regular moisture, as well as moderate amounts of sunlight available to maintain adequate growth and flower production. As container plants, Tropical Hibiscus will benefit from an annual re-potting or up-potting along with appropriate root and top pruning.

Note: If an otherwise seemingly healthy Hibiscus isn't flowering, is dropping yellow immature buds and lower yellow leaves it may be getting too dry between waterings. Thoroughly water to moisten the entire root-ball each time you water. Allow the soil to become slightly dry between waterings approximately to a depth of between 1/2" deep for small containers to 1" deep for large containers. Never keep the soil soggy. Avoid using a saucer or empty any excess water from it 30-40 minutes after watering.

 


Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral

Soil & Moisture: Moderately moist, well-drained, preferably mildly acidic, moderately fertile soils.

Fertilizing: During the growing season, remember that Hibiscus are heavy feeders.

Salt Tolerance: Slight

Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered - Occasionally Severely

Native To / Origin: Garden Hybrid, the species is native to Tropical Asia

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 12.99
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Double Red Tropical Hibiscus, Chinese Hibiscus, China Rose, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Shoe Flower, Shoe Black Plant

A loosely double Tropical Hibiscus with large deep red flowers that are borne in abundance practically throughout the year. This is a fairly full and compact growing hibiscus that lends itself to containers and tropical garden settings. The Double Red Hibiscus is considered to be one of the first cultivated Chinese Hibiscus,Hibiscus rosa-sinensis,the latter of which translates to the 'rose of China' or 'Chinese rose'. Interestingly, like we've seen other double flowered Hibiscus do, flowers produced during winter can be single, though when the days lengthen the plant goes back to producing the typical double flowers again. The flowers of the red forms of Tropical Hibiscus are used to shine shoes in places like India giving it the names Shoe Plant and Shoe Black Plant. Item# 9683.

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