Fairy Hibiscus (Hibiscus poeppigii) 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
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 feet to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Other: Most of the year
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


Hibiscuses of the Continental United StatesHibiscuses of the Continental United States
August 31, 2015

Many people are familiar with our native Hibiscus moscheutos. It is the source of many of the cultivars sold as Hardy Hibiscus, but there are many other species that grow here in the United States. Here is a look at the species that grow wild in the Continental United States.

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Fairy Hibiscus (Hibiscus poeppigii) was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 19, 2016.

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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: 2016-04-01
By Horntoad
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: 2016-04-01
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: August 16, 2015
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Location: Georgia, USADate: Spring 2018Approximately 3 weeks from sowing & 2 weeks from germination.
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Posted by Horntoad (Nederland, Texas - Zone 9a) on Aug 16, 2015 2:21 PM

Hibiscus poeppigii is known as Fairy Hibiscus because it can bloom when the plant is as small as six inches. It is possible to grow it from seed to bloom in as little as four months.

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Horntoad On March 27, 2016 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Spring 2018 Hibiscus discussion by piksihk Jul 31, 2018 6:19 AM 54
of the Day: Fairy Hibiscus (Hibiscus poeppigii) by Horntoad Oct 18, 2016 6:01 PM 0
Summer Hibiscus Discussion by Horntoad Sep 22, 2016 6:01 PM 107
Blooming Now by Horntoad Jun 2, 2016 2:01 PM 6

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