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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
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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By dave on August 29, 2015

We open the Hibiscus Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 26, 2012 5:23 AM

Before you bring them inside in cold-winter climates, cut back the plants quite a bit, to within 4-5 inches of the main stems. This will help eliminate the bugs and insects that hide in the plants ... prior to them coming inside. Bugs like to hang out in the tips of the branches and in the newest growth.

Also remove any dead leaves, stems and old flowers or debris in the pots and on the plants.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 29, 2011 2:33 PM

The Snow Queen Hibiscus can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet and spread of up to 4 feet. This plant prefers a full sun location and regular watering but is drought tolerant once established. The beautiful variegated foliage is green with white splashes and large red flowers are produced from summer to fall.

My Snow Queen Hibiscus at one time reached about 8 1/2 feet in height but was knocked back by two extremely cold winters in a row. I thought it was totally dead after last winter's freezes but to my surprise it re-sprouted from the ground in late spring this year. It's now only about 4' tall and wide but has been blooming all summer.

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