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Coral Hibiscus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hibiscus schizopetalus

 

Coral Hibiscus

A genus of hardy and tender annuals, evergreen and deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tender, evergreen species such as H. rosa-sinensis, are popular conservatory or house plants in temperate climates. These plants require winter protection in these cooler regions and can be grown as pot plants. The hardy species such as H. syriacus are suitable for annual or mixed borders. Hibiscus schizopetalus is a tropical species with common names which include fringed rosemallow, Japanese lantern, coral hibiscus, and spider hibiscus. The red flowers are very distinctive with finely divided petals. Leaves resemble those of H. rosa-sinensis.

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plant Features
  • Coral Hibiscus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Coral Hibiscus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Coral Hibiscus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Coral Hibiscus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Coral Hibiscus

Latin name

Hibiscus schizopetalus

type

Evergreens

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Coral Hibiscus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Coral Hibiscus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Coral Hibiscus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Coral 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 Coral Hibiscus is 1.50meters x 3.00meters 1.50 M 3.00 M

Hibiscus schizopetalus

A genus of hardy and tender annuals, evergreen and deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tender, evergreen species such as H. rosa-sinensis, are popular conservatory or house plants in temperate climates. These plants require winter protection in these cooler regions and can be grown as pot plants. The hardy species such as H. syriacus are suitable for annual or mixed borders. Hibiscus schizopetalus is a tropical species with common names which include fringed rosemallow, Japanese lantern, coral hibiscus, and spider hibiscus. The red flowers are very distinctive with finely divided petals. Leaves resemble those of H. rosa-sinensis.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

It is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants appreciate abundant watering and fertilising when young. Plants are intolerant of drought. In areas subject to frost, plants should be grown in containers and brought indoors before first autumn frost for overwintering indoors in sunny areas with cool evening temperatures (55F to 65F)

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Lantern-like flowers (to 3” across) bloom seasonally on long pedicels. Each flower features recurved, fringed, pink to red petals and a long slender pendent staminal column.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Look under the individual varieties for planting guidelines

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Flowers are generally funnel-shaped and are showy but short lived.

 
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