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Hibiscus tiliacea

Posted by sunny43 Z 9 Gal Co. Tx. (My Page) on
Tue, May 24, 05 at 15:58

I purchased a Hibiscus that I need more information on. The name of it is Hibiscus tiliacea Tri Color. (That information comes off the tag) Can anyone help me with info on this plant? Thanks.


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RE: Hibiscus tiliacea

Wow! I thought I was going to respond to your post after a quick check on Google, but dang! I couldn't really find much! Although it does seem to grow into a tree and is hardy in warmer climates.
Good Luck!
Barb


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RE: Hibiscus tiliacea

  • Posted by sunny43 Z 9 Gal Co. Tx. (My Page) on
    Mon, May 30, 05 at 18:25

I finally found information on it. It only grows to about 4 feet tall and has nice red blooms on it all year long. Big beautiful colorful leaves. It is really grown for its folage. It's not a Hibiscus you come across too often. I love the large beautiful tri-color leaves.


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RE: Hibiscus tiliacea

Hi, Sunny43

I don't know where you found that information, but you are liable to be a little surprised, once your little plant starts putting on growth!

H. tiliaceus tri-color is a fairly common species type hibiscus, that quickly grows to 30 feet or more in tropical conditions. I keep mine cut mine back to about 6 feet, due to lack of space.

Blooms are said to normally be yellow, although none of mine have ever bloomed. The foliage is beautiful, however, and I often propagate cuttings (in wet Perlite) to give to friends & family.

Spelled properly, Google will return lots of info on this plant. Here is a link to one source: http://www.hibiscus.org/species/htiliaceus.php

I hope that you enjoy your beatiful Hibiscus!

Rick (HibRick)

Here is a link that might be useful: Lone Star Chapter, American Hibiscus Society


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RE: Hibiscus tiliacea

  • Posted by sunny43 Z 9 Gal Co. Tx. (My Page) on
    Tue, May 31, 05 at 15:26

Rick: That doesn't look like the one I have. I found one just like mine on this site: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&?ViewItem&item=4384445031

Do you know if this is the Hibiscus you are talking about?


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