Hibiscus schizopetalus, Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus, Chinese Lantern, Japanese Lantern, Fringed Hibiscus

Hibiscus schizopetalus

Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus, Chinese Lantern, Japanese Lantern, Fringed Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Tropical East Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunKeep soil moistRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The Hibiscus schizopetalus is a charming, fast-growing shrub, native to the tropical east coast of Africa and adapted to warmer climates. A mature plant can reach between 5-8 ft tall and has a spread of 5 to 6 feet. Its slender stems are gracefully curved and the explosion of flood-like parachute petals, bended backward and with fringed and lacy structures, are sure to make any garden pop! Once established, Hibiscus schizopetalus is drought tolerant and can thrive in full sun or semi-shade conditions. Moist soil, however, is essential to keep it thriving. Regular pruning is necessary to keep the desired form and encourage a wealth of blooms that appear year-round.

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Hibiscus schizopetalus - Coral Hibiscus

Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus. A weeping tree hibiscus, rare and hard to find. Grows rapidly and blooms freely. Flowers look like parachutes and can be recognized by the fringed and lacy petals which are bent backward. It has slender and gracefully curved stems. Can be trained into a showy standard.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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