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The Hibiscus Database: Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Midnight Dream')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by SongofJoy (TN - Zone 7a) on Apr 17, 2012 4:33 AM

HVH: "'Midnight Dream' is one of our Fascinating Foliage hybrids. The flower is a 6-8" brown single with a black eye surrounded by an intense red halo and rays.

The unusual leaves are large, lush, and especially beautiful. 'Midnight Dream' is the offspring of 'Crème de Cacao' and 'Midnight Blue.' Released from HVH in 2011."

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