Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Imperial Dragon') in the Tropical Hibiscuses Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Year Round
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

Tropical Hibiscus Imperial Dragon

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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2017-09-13Tropical Hibiscus Imperial Dragon
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2017-08-30Tropical Hibiscus Imperial Dragon - Another View
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2017-08-31Tropical Hibiscus Imperial Dragon - Entire Plant
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2017-08-29Tropical Hibiscus - Imperial Dragon
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2017-08-30Hibiscus Imperial Dragon - Large flowered, up to 8 - 8 1/2 Inches
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Posted by Njiris on Aug 30, 2017 5:29 PM

Tropical Hibiscus Imperial Dragon was a new addition to my garden this year. It arrived on June 1st in a 4" pot. Every year I like to plant a single hibiscus on each side of my front door. Instead of the same-old / same old local garden center variety I thought I'd try something different this year. In looking through internet offerings, I located this one, available from Logee's. I am an "orange" flower fan and this one caught my fancy.
When the plants arrived, I was somewhat disappointed - not that they were poor specimens, but I wondered how long it would take for them to "put on a show". The first bloom was August 19th -- and I have been in love with this plant ever since.
The flowers open very bright orange/red with a gold edge. As it ages through the day, the colors darken and the center turns to a vibrant purple shade -- really spectacular!
After all of the comments I have received from everyone who has seen it -- I am so glad I moved beyond my usual comfort zone and took a "gamble" on this beautiful plant. I am definitely planning on bringing it inside. With a little luck, I can only dream about what a full-sized version of the plant will look like next summer.

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