General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6 to 9 feet (1.8-2.7m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal. Can bloom year round.
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Chinese Lanterns
  • Japanese Lanterns
  • Japanese Lantern
  • Fringed Rosemallow
  • Waltzing Ladies
  • Hibiscus

Chinese Lanterns (Hibiscus schizopetalus) was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 15, 2015.
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Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2020-06-07
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2020-06-06
developing bud
Location: BF House - Chesterfield, Mo. (MOBOT)
Date: 9-29-09
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Date: 2002

Date: 2008-01-20
Location: My garden
Date: July 2020
Fast growing, prolific bloomer
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: November 
Chinese Lantern

photo credit: K Hari Krishnan
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2020-06-28
flowering in my garden
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2020-06-28
flowering in my garden
Location: my garden 
Date: 2012-09-18
Location: St Louis - MoBOT
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-02
Location: Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Date: 2011-03-11
Location: University of Calif., Davis. (UCD) Conservitorty.
Date: 2015-03-16
Conservatory at the University of California, Davis.
Location: The Fata Morgana Greenhouse at Prague Botanic Garden
credit: Miloslav Machotka
Photo by hawkarica
Photo by dyzzypyxxy
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-02
Location: my garden 
Date: 2012-08-04
Location: BF House - Chesterfield, Mo. (MOBOT)
Date: 9-29-09
Location: The Fata Morgana Greenhouse at Prague Botanic Garden
credit: Pavel Jakubův
Location: my garden, Sarasota FL
Date: 2015-09-02
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-07-14
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-07-14

Date: 2010-10-23
Credit Rake Brown
Location: Mid Columbia Gardens
Date: 2011-08-04
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Location: The Fata Morgana Greenhouse at Prague Botanic Garden
credit: Honza Groh
Location: Moody Gardens - Galvaston, Texas
Date: 2010-06-27
Location: Paraty town, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-31
Together with Clerodendrum poggei.
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Home in New Braunfels, TX
Date: 2017-9-12
Japanese Lantern, Waltzing Ladies
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
Date: 2016-05-29
Sunset Chapter, American Hibiscus Society show and sale
Location: Costa Rica, Braulio Carrillo N.P.
Location: Hawaii
Photo Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii
Location: my garden 
Date: 2012-08-04
bud waiting to open, underside of the bloom; just love this bloom
Location: my garden 
Date: 2013-07-14
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-17
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
Date: 2016-05-29
Sunset Chapter, American Hibiscus Society show and sale
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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Apr 10, 2012 4:23 AM concerning plant:
    HVH: "Hibiscus schizopetalus is one of the original hibiscus species that were used in Hawaii and elsewhere to create the ancestors of today's modern hybrids. The name means "split petals," due to the unusual, lacy blooms that this hibiscus makes.

    The bush is tall, graceful, and blooms abundantly. All of the original hibiscus species are strong healthy plants that grow well with minimal care in suitable environments."

Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 27, 2022 Bloomed
This is the one I rooted for SIL - gave back to me since mother plant died.
piksihk On October 22, 2021 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Died during winter storm
piksihk On June 30, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On July 4, 2018 Bloomed
both plants WG & HW
piksihk On August 7, 2017 Bloomed
One bloom on rooted cutting now 3 ft tall
piksihk On June 18, 2017 Bloomed
piksihk On February 7, 2017 Maintenance performed
pruned down- stem cuttings to be rooted
piksihk On June 13, 2016 Bloomed
piksihk On May 27, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
rooting a cutting
piksihk On September 5, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On July 29, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On April 26, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On March 17, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Pruned cutting rooting
piksihk On November 10, 2014 Bloomed
piksihk On July 17, 2014 Bloomed
piksihk On July 2, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
rec'd small cutting 5/14
piksihk On May 30, 2014 Obtained plant
MySecretIslandGarden On September 1, 2022 Bloomed
Started blooming about a week ago for first time
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Japanese Lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus) UCD conservatory. by HamiltonSquare Mar 16, 2015 8:51 PM 0
Please help me identify my hibiscus by MySecretIslandGarden May 26, 2022 2:30 AM 2

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