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HIBISCUS rosa-sinensis 'Tangerine'

Image of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Tangerine'

Family

Malvaceae

Botanical Name

HIBISCUS rosa-sinensis 'Tangerine'

Plant Common Name

Queen-of-the-tropics., Tangerine Tropical Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus

General Description

Tangerine tropical hibiscus boasts large gently waving petals of a soft gold or light orange-yellow, much like a mango sorbet. The flower center eye is pink and white. Numerous light pink stripes radiate out from the eye onto each petal. A short golden floral tube matches the petal color. It also has handsome dark green leaves.

Tropical hibiscus is heat tolerant and prefers neutral to acidic, well-drained soil and full sun. A staple of both tropical and temperate landscapes, these vibrantly blooming plants can be grown in mixed borders, or in large containers that can be moved indoors to overwinter if necessary.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

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

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m

  • Width

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Gold, Pink, Hot Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, Peach

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, 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

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No