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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (cultivar)


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (cultivar)

Family Name: Malvaceae


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A perennial shrub, able to grow up to 3 m tall. 
Foliage Leaves ranging from different sizes and shapes, with toothed margin. 
Flowers Ranging from single-petals to multipetalous in different colours.
Etymology The genus Hibiscus is from Greek, hibiskos which Roman poet Virgil used to relate to the marsh mallow plant. The specific epithet rosa-sinensis means Chinese rose. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Hedge / Screening, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


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

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow / Golden, White

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Master ID 800
Species ID 2095
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.