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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis variegatus, Variegated Hibiscus, Hibiscus Cooperi
Hibiscus 'Hummels Fantasy'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis variegatus

Variegated Hibiscus, Hibiscus Cooperi
Family: Malvaceae
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

There are a number of cultivars often associated with 'Hibiscus Cooperi', like 'Snow Queen', 'Roseflake', 'Snowflake' and 'Hummels Fantasy'― an even more compact cultivar with lots of white variegation in the leaves.

Green foliage is dramatically splashed with bright white which provides striking contrast to the large red flowers. A festival of color as a patio container or landscape specimen. The Variegated Hibiscus is a large shrub with red flowers set against lovely variegated green, white and pink leaves. Large serrated edged flowers are red and are trumpeted shaped. The are often held in a semi-pendulous manner and when looked from the front, have a star shape. The floral tube is outrageously long and is covered in yellow stamens. This plant grows dense and large. The variegated leaves change color with age, and when planted in more sun, often hold on to the red and pink colors better. Variegated Hibiscus will be showiest around other plants that are dark green or dark red with larger, bolder and non-variegated leaves.

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

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