'Cherry Appaloosa'

Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa'
Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa' in Spring

Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa'
Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa' in Coldest Weather

Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa'
Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa' in Winter

Ever since it was introduced 'Cherry Appaloosa' has garnered praise from Miami to Los Angeles, and South America to Europe. This large, 7-9" (18-23 cm) cherry red bloom is beautifully contrasted by snow white spots and a pure white center eye. The color is always red and white, with more white in the heat of a Texas summer and more red in the relative cool of the coastal California winter, but always with that great color combination. The medium-sized bush has a tendency to grow horizontal branches, so we recommend careful pruning and staking when young to develop a better looking, more upright bush, if that is important to you. This cross of 'Morgan Alyssa' and 'Rebellious Spirit' makes for a floriferous plant with especially beautiful, large blooms. Released from HVH in 2004.

 

Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa'
Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa' Twins in Summer

Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa'
Exotic Hibiscus 'Cherry Appaloosa' in Summer