Alphabetical Plant Listing

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Painted Lady' (Tropical Hibiscus)

Painted Lady Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus 'Painted Lady', Chinese Hibiscus 'Painted Lady'


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Pink Lady' (Tropical Hibiscus) is a vigorous evergreen shrub boasting large, large rosy-pink flowers with a dark red throat. Blooming nearly year-round in mild climates, the blossoms stand out against the dark green foliage. This Tropical Hibiscus is a flamboyant addition to the landscape or patio containers.

  • Typically grows up to 6-10 ft. tall (180-300 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in neutral to slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soils. Tropical Hibiscus are easily grown in full sun in northern climates, but they will prefer partial shade in hot and dry climates. Sandy loam soil is ideal.
  • Indoors: This Tropical Hibiscus requires very bright light to bloom well. A sunny western or southern exposure that has at least 4-5 hours of bright, direct light is best.
  • Provide a site sheltered from strong winds.
  • Water freely during the growing season, sparingly in winter. Never allow the soil to dry out to the point of wilting.
  • Fertilize regularly from spring through fall, but cut back during the winter months.
  • Tropical Hibiscus add an exotic touch to foundation plantings, shrub borders, and can be used as flowering hedges. They make terrific accent or specimen plants and can be grown in containers, bringing color to patios and decks.
  • Hibiscus is not generally a plant that deer or other animals seek out to eat, but if other food sources are scarce, they may come along and make a meal out of your Hibiscus.
  • Tropical Hibiscus is sensitive to changing conditions. Changes in light or temperature during the growing season may result in bud drop.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, and powdery mildew.
  • Pruning improves the shape of your Hibiscus, stimulates vigor and branching (the more branches, the more flowers), while opening up the center to air circulation and sunlight, thereby promoting new flowers. 
  • Prune in early spring as cooler weather gives way to warm and new growth buds start to swell. Do not wait for these buds to open. 
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is probably native to tropical Asia.

Not sure which Hibiscus to pick?
Compare All Hibiscus

Buy Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Painted Lady' (Tropical Hibiscus)

Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hibiscus

Guides with Hibiscus


123rf

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hibiscus

Guides with Hibiscus

Plant Calculator

How many Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Painted Lady' (Tropical Hibiscus) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Painted Lady' (Tropical Hibiscus)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.

Rename Collection

This field is required.