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Tropical Hibiscus 'Rocket Fuel'
Exotic Hibiscus 'Rocket Fuel' is a Crazy Bloomer!

Tropical Hibiscus 'Rocket Fuel'
Exotic Hibiscus 'Rocket Fuel'

'Rocket Fuel'

'Rocket Fuel' is a large 7-9" exotic hibiscus that was hybridized from 'Hot Pepper,' an Australian variety with a garden variety parent that is a superb bloomer. At HVH we have been hybridizing garden variety genes into our exotic hibiscus to give them the superb blooming and strong bushes of the old garden varieties. 'Rocket Fuel' is the result of one of these crosses that succeeded in increasing blooming and bush vigor while retaining the large exotic hibiscus flower size. We have seen some flowers as large as 10" with this variety, although most flowers have been 7-9" across. The vivid colors are strong and durable too, and increase their intensity in heat and sun. The mother is a great bloomer with great color in her own right, exotic hibiscus 'Firestorm.' The bush is medium-sized, lush, leafy and full of branches. We are excited about these new hybrids and hope you like this one! Released from HVH in 2014. Hybridizer: C. Black