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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperi'


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperi'

Family Name: Malvaceae
Common Name: Checkered Hibiscus, Cooper's Snowflake Hibiscus, 朱槿


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a compact shrub with ornamental foliage and flowers.
Foliage Its leaves are variegated with splash of white, light-green and pink. New emerging leaves are almost white, with green dots, pink edges and veins. The pink color fades away as the leaf matures.
Stems Stems are red.
Flowers The flowers are red, measuring to 10 cm across.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White, Pink
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red

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Master ID 798
Species ID 2093
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.