Even the stamen is brightly colored!


The Path Hibiscus

Trade Gallon
Item # 35807
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Hibiscus rosa sinensis 'The Path'

Gold, peach, and fuchsia radiate from the deeply-ruffled petals!
A vision of the tropics, 'The Path' will add warm, vibrant blooms to your home all summer long! Very adaptable as a houseplant, this shrub will top out around 4 feet tall, but still produce full-sized 7-to-9 inch flowers! Or for an easy season of gorgeous blooms, treat 'The Path' as an annual, planting it in the garden and letting it die in the winter. If you are lucky enough to have extremely mild winters, 'The Path' makes an incredible specimen planting or privacy screen, growing up to 8 feet high and 5 feet wide: between the large evergreen leaves and the eyecatching blooms, you won't be able to look anywhere else!

'The Path' has an upright, rounded habit, with very dense branching. It looks lovely beside a pool or espaliered against a wall. Even when not in bloom, the slightly serrate evergreen foliage and excellent form make this an attractive plant. Then in summer the huge golden blooms open to greet the sun. When outside, the blooms attract hummingbirds by the score!

These buttercup-style blooms are 7 to 9 inches wide and deeply ruffled and textured, making them a visual feast that is perfect for the center of a cutflower arrangement. Or use them the traditional way, and just tuck one behind your ear. The red coloration is variable, so every sublime bloom is a little different from the last! And the lavish, ruffled petals are so brightly-colored that they seem to radiate the warmth of a tropical sunrise: even the stamen glows with fuchsia and gold tones!

This tropical native is relatively 'thirsty,' so be sure to give it a good watering once a week, saturating the soil until water seeps from the bottom of the pot. If conditions are particularly hot and dry, you may need to water more frequently. Zones 10 to 11.

Genus Hibiscus
Species rosa sinensis
Variety 'The Path'
ItemForm Trade Gallon
Zone 10 - 11
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Dense
PlantHeight 6 ft - 8 ft
PlantWidth 4 ft - 5 ft
BloomSize 7 in - 9 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Indoor Growing
BloomColor Apricot, Coral, Dark Yellow, Light Gold, Magenta, Multi-Color, Pink, Red
FoliageColor Dark Green, Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Houseplant, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Arizona
Hibiscus

Planting:

Space plants 6 to 10 feet apart in a sunny location, with well drained soil.


Maintenance:

Since they flower on new growth each year, plants can be pruned each spring to any desired height. For grafted standard form, remove any shoots that sprout along the trunk during the growing season. Prune the stems that form the standard in early spring before new growth begins to the desired size and shape.


Zones:

Zones 5-9

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