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HIBISCUS rosa-sinensis 'Pipedream Tangerine'

Image of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Pipedream Tangerine' (LUAU® SERIES) PP20417

Family

Malvaceae

Botanical Name

HIBISCUS rosa-sinensis 'Pipedream Tangerine'( LUAU® SERIES) PP20417

Plant Common Name

Pipedream Tangerine Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus

General Description

Flaunting large luscious orange-yellow flowers at an early age, this compact bushy shrub is one of several cultivars in the Luau® Series of Hibiscus. All are selections of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, a tender evergreen shrub from southern China that is unknown in the wild but ubiquitous in tropical gardens and greenhouses.

This 2008 introduction bears toothed, oval, glossy deep-green leaves and enormous, disc-shaped flowers on dense, rounded, knee- to waist-high plants. The soft tangerine-colored blooms have a deep raspberry-pink eye. A central bottlebrush of yellow anthers surmounted by a five-parted, spider-like style add an additional flourish of floral drama. Bloom continues year-round in warm sites. Plants are propagated by cuttings and bloom within 15 weeks.

Luau® Series hibiscus are heat-tolerant, sun-loving shrubs that thrive in well-drained, humus-rich, circumneutral soil. They flower on new wood, and are best pruned in late winter or early spring. Pest and diseases are minimal. Well suited for frost-free borders or foundation plantings, these flamboyant shrubs are also delightful in containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Peach

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No