Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Creole Lady') in the Tropical Hibiscuses Database

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Also sold as:
Tropic EscapeĀ® Monsoon Mixer
HibisKISSā„¢ Hugs and Kisses

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and lavender
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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'Creole Lady' was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 25, 2015.

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Location: gardenDate: 2012-05-16Tropical Hibiscus Huts and Kisses
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Location: Greenwell Springs, La. Date: 2011-10-09
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Date: 2011-09-052) Early afternoon
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: June 5, 2016
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Date: 2011-09-053) Late afternoon
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Location: Tampa FLAM coloring
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: June 5, 2016
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Date: 2015-07-03I find it interesting how both pic I submitted were so different
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Comments:
Posted by jeri11 (City of Central, La.) on Dec 7, 2011 10:50 AM

My plant was located in a 5-gal. pot, in full sun. I had to water it quite a bit and I added a little MG once a month but it bloomed from a 4" pot size and is located in my greenhouse for the winter, and is still blooming in great abundance.

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Posted by Gutzmek on Jun 25, 2014 7:59 PM

After some research, I learned that the Hibiskiss series of plants are actually known exotic varieties from Dupont Nursery and Charles Black. I guess this is a joint venture between the two growers and an large scale nursery selling to box stores. Hugs and Kisses is Dupont's Creole Lady. Spin the Bottle is Cosmic Dancer, and All a Flutter is Black's Acapulco Gold. This is a great way to get newer CVs to everybody, and increase awareness.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Aug 22, 2014 6:20 PM

Hibiscus 'Hugs and Kisses' is a cultivar from the new series of hibiscuses hybridized for their large fancy blooms of exciting tropical colors. This cultivar has 7-inch ruffled-edge flowers that are pink to lavender, radiating out to salmon-peach edges. 'Hugs and Kisses' thrives as a landscape plant in southern frost-free gardens, both as a specimen shrub or as a multi-plant hedge, but it also makes a wonderful container plant that can be kept to optimum size with pruning. It requires a good organic well-draining soil and full to part sun with frequent watering during the summer months.

I grow Hugs and Kisses as a container plant here in my central Florida garden in a location where it gets afternoon shade. I move it to a covered porch if frost or freeze is predicted in winter. I reduce the amount of water in the winter and prune lightly when I move it back outdoors in spring.

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