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The Hibiscus Database: Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Kirk's Purple')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Suitable as Annual
Suitable as a houseplant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: While both tropical hibiscus and hardy hibiscus can be propagated from seeds, typically only hardy hibiscus is propagated this way. This is because the seeds of tropical hibiscus will not come true from seed and will look different from the parent.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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