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Sun worshipper Bougainvillea

Vouchercode: DRILLING10

Spring on Madeira

 

Thanks to its deeply-cut, reflexed, red to light red petals, the Coral Rose Mallow (Hibiscus schizopetalus) is undoubtedly one of the most elegant and beautiful hibiscuses around.

HIS-103
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Description

The flowers of the Hibiscus schizopetalus are so amazingly bizarre that at first sight it is hardly possible to recognize the relationship to Hibiscus. The red flowers have a fringed appearance and are bent backward to the blossom peduncle. This exposes the entire pistils and stamens, making them a favored landing station for butterflies. The Coral Hibiscus, also called Japanese Lantern (although it originates from East Africa), produces its exceptional flowers in abundance. Even very young plants bloom all summer long as soon as the required level of constant warmth is reached during the day as well as at night. Outdoors it usually blossoms from July/ August, in a conservatory it starts earlier. If placed outside, a wind-protected, sunny and warm place guarantees good flowering. Hibiscus schizopetalus differs from Hibiscus rosa-sinensis in its erect growth habit and its bent shoot tips. However, since the unusual flowers do not only appear at the tips of the shoots but also in the leaf axils, the low degree of branching is not a problem. In a winter garden, this makes the Coral Hibiscus an elegant solitary plant that can well be combined with ground cover plants.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: extraordinarily shaped flowers; even young plants bloom; attracts butterflies
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from May outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden; all-year in a heated greenhouse or bright room

Product Details
HIS-103

Data sheet

Family
Malvaceae
Origin
Africa
Flowering period
Constantly blooming
Color of flowers
Red
Growth
Shrub
Location
Sunny
winter temperature
15 (+/- 5) °C
Minimum temperature
0 °C
Hardiness Zones
10
Height
1,5 - 2 m
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