H. rosa-sinensis' Full, Ruffly Double
H. rosa-sinensis Triplets
Would you like to own a bit of hibiscus history? Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the original hibiscus species plant from China that was described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1753 Taxonomy. H. rosa-sinensis was later imported to Europe from China, and is the parent of the modern hibiscus, whose species still bears its name. The 5-6" full, ruffly double flowers are a bright, glowing red, and even by modern standards, beautiful examples of hibiscus. The flowers stay fully opened on the bush for several days. The buds are so packed with petals that they begin to show their color a week before they open fully. The bush is somewhat open and very attractive, with large, glossy leaves. H. rosa-sinensis is a very large, vigorous grower and prolific bloomer that tolerates sun and heat well. The mature size is 6-20' high in the ground, and somewhat smaller in pots. With all the wonderful qualities of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, it's no wonder it is the direct descendant of the modern hybrid hibiscus!