HIBISCUS: PAINTED LADY
LATIN NAME: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS 'PAINTED LADY'
The tropical hibiscus 'Painted Lady' freely produces windmill-like, rosy red-pink blossoms with a dark red center. Each petal is oval, slightly wavy edged or smooth and has a pink middle area from which pale pink veins emanate outward, and a dark red base. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is an evergreen shrub that originates from China, and 'Painted Lady' is a hybrid derived from two cultivated varieties. This tropical hibiscus is vigorous and blooms well over an extended period of time.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun / Partial Sun
Amount of Water: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Soil Conditions: Well drained
Cold Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: spring.