Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Black Dragon') 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: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Deep Purple-burgundy
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Year Round
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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


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Date: 2007-06-20Courtesy Hidden Valley Hibiscus, used with permission
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Date: 2007-06-20Courtesy Hidden Valley Hibiscus, used with permission
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Apr 3, 2012 12:14 PM

HVH: "Black Dragon is one of the most striking and unusual hibiscus hybridized in recent years. It is an offspring of the famous cultivar Dragon's Breath whose influence is seen in the color, rays, and bush. Like its parent, Black Dragon is not the easiest hibiscus to grow and can die suddenly if overwatered or otherwise stressed. Even so, the very large, almost black blooms, up to 10" across, make this variety a "must have" in our opinion. The unusual dark burgundy red hues shading to black are contrasted with the pure white rays swirling around the bloom. Black Dragon is an award-winning, show-stopping new hibiscus that blooms a lot from the many branches it produces. It grows to medium height and width."

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