About Tropical Hibiscus

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Yes, this is the same type of hibiscus that is the state flower of Hawaii. You commonly see reds, pinks and yellows, but they also come in lavenders, bluish tones, whites, browns, golds and reds that are so dark that some people call them "black." Tropical hibiscus (rosa-sinensis) also come as singles and doubles.

They are a tropical plant and perform best in tropical conditions. They do not tolerate frost well, but that does not stop people from growing them in Canada and northern Europe -- they are brought inside to avoid freezes or they are grown as annuals.

For more information, there is a tremendous amount available at the "Queen of the Tropics" Website, the sites you can visit from the AHS Links page or the Tropical Hibiscus Mail List (visit this page).

Have some questions about insects and other hibiscus problems? Australia's Chris Noble donated this guide..

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