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Sunset Hibiscus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Abelmoschus manihot syn. Hibiscus manihot

 

Sunset Hibiscus

A tall growing plant, if grown in the right conditions, reaching up to 2 meters. The foliage is a bright green and shaped like hearts. It bears large, yellow flowers with dark eyes, similar to the hibiscus.

 
plant Features
  • Sunset Hibiscus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sunset Hibiscus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sunset Hibiscus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Sunset Hibiscus likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Sunset Hibiscus

Latin name

Abelmoschus manihot syn. Hibiscus manihot

type

Flowering plant

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sunset Hibiscus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sunset Hibiscus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Sunset Hibiscus likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Sunset Hibiscus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sunset Hibiscus is 2.00meters x 2.00meters 2.00 M 2.00 M

Abelmoschus manihot syn. Hibiscus manihot

A tall growing plant, if grown in the right conditions, reaching up to 2 meters. The foliage is a bright green and shaped like hearts. It bears large, yellow flowers with dark eyes, similar to the hibiscus.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Abelmoschus manihot has large yellow flowers with dark purple centre, similar to the hibiscus, through the Summer.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Soak seeds in tepid water for 24 hours before sowing, to speed up germination. Sow seed in compost and place on a window sill that is in full light in early spring. If sown out in the soil, under glass, wait till mid spring.

 

Planting out

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out if grown outside when all sign of frost has gone and make sure they are in a sheltered place in full sun, or grow under glass. Plant at least 18" apart, as the plants grow tall. The plants, must be watered once or twice day through hot spells,

 
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