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Fiesta Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta'

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Fiesta Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta') at Liberty Landscape Supply

Fiesta Hibiscus flowers

Fiesta Hibiscus flowers

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Fiesta Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta') at Liberty Landscape Supply

Fiesta Hibiscus in bloom

Fiesta Hibiscus in bloom

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Fiesta Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiesta') at Liberty Landscape Supply

Fiesta Hibiscus (topiary form)

Fiesta Hibiscus (topiary form)

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Tropical Hibiscus, Chinese Hibiscus

Brand:  Monrovia

Description:

This selection has an upright habit, bearing large, crinkled orange blooms with golden-yellow edges and white center flares; makes an ideal hedge, screen, or background planting; do not allow to dry to wilting point

Ornamental Features

Fiesta Hibiscus features bold orange round flowers with gold overtones, red eyes and a white flare at the ends of the branches from mid summer to early fall. It has dark green foliage. The glossy pointy leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fiesta Hibiscus is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Self-Seeding

Fiesta Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Fiesta Hibiscus will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Fiesta Hibiscus makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features