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Hibiscus acetosella 'Red Shield' (Red Leaf Hibicus, False Roselle)

Type: Cultivar | Edit History      Plant ID - 9001519



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: Hibiscus acetosella
Cultivar: Red Shield
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • Autumn / Fall
Flowering End edit
Leaf Colour edit
  • Burgundy
Leaf Shape edit
  • Digitate
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Suitable For edit
  • Container/Patio
  • Low Maintenance Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Stem Cutting
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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cherylad (2487)
toni (36069)

Plant suggested by: cherylad (2487)


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cherylad (2487) wrote on Nov 15 2010
Grown for it's foliage. Will get tall and stalks with get heavy enough to split. It's a good idea to "stake" them up.
Can be kept trimmed back if wanting to keep it in a container.

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