Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Albo Lacinatus') in the Tropical Hibiscuses Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: Up to 20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Year Round
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Apr 3, 2012 12:05 PM

HVH: "Albo Lacinatus' is considered to have been one of the very earliest of the hibiscus hybrids. Some speculate that it could have been a filial 1 or 2 (first or second generation) cross between the Hawaiian species 'Hibiscus arnottianus' and the Malagasy species 'Hibiscus schizopetalus.' Whatever the cross, it is likely to have been hybridized no later than the late 1700's or early 1800's.

'Albo Lacinatus' remains today one of the fastest growing, tallest, and most vigorous of all tropical hibiscus species and cultivars. It makes a beautiful, blooming wall, hedge, or screen, growing up to 20 feet tall in about 5 years. Its pink flowers are the first to bloom in the spring and the last to stop blooming in the winter. Because of its vigorous root system, it is also our favorite hibiscus to use as rootstock for grafting hibiscus. Released in 2009 from HVH."

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