Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Swamp Music') 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
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 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Shades of tan to purplish-blue with large red eye.
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Year Round
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Hidden Valley Hibiscus, used with permission

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 25, 2012 9:03 AM

HVH: "'Swamp Music' blooms prolifically with 7" tan and blue flowers with a large red eye. Colors soften after opening."

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