Chinese Lanterns (Hibiscus schizopetalus) in the Hibiscus Database

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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
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Chinese Lanterns (Hibiscus schizopetalus) was a featured
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Apr 10, 2012 4:23 AM

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."

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Plant Events from our members
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
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Japanese Lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus) UCD conservatory. by HamiltonSquare Mar 16, 2015 8:51 PM 0
Identification needed by willkc_kcwil Oct 10, 2019 12:22 AM 4
What kind of hibiscus is this by Beaban Sep 28, 2019 6:13 PM 3
Where to Trade or Purchase Cuttings? by SummerStorm93 Jul 28, 2018 10:40 AM 12
Reproductive Tenacity of plants! by Xeramtheum Jan 29, 2017 12:52 PM 0
Let's see what else we are growing in 2017 by Ursula Jan 10, 2018 6:14 PM 1,057
Summer Hibiscus Discussion by Horntoad Sep 22, 2016 6:01 PM 107
Sunset Chapter American Hibiscus Society Show and Sale by mellielong Jul 2, 2016 4:33 PM 31
Let's see what else we're growing, 2016 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 1, 2017 4:46 PM 1,398
Hibiscus of the Day: by Horntoad Sep 14, 2015 6:01 PM 0
Let's see what else we're growing 2015 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 7, 2016 5:33 PM 1,034

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