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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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'Golden gate' is a Tropical hibiscus variety in the Hibiscus genus with a scientific name of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Golden gate is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Chrome yellow and   Brink pink. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5.

Bred by Charles Black of California, USA. Parents HVH Radiant x Simple Pleasures 1

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Golden gate normally grows with a shrub-like habit to a mature height of 1.82 metres (that's 5.92 feet imperial).

United States is believed to be where Golden gate originates from.

Golden gate Tropical hibiscus needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Golden gate have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Golden gate

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Tropical hibiscus are highly sensitive to phosphorus (the middle “P” number on fertilizers) and an excessive amount will kill the plant. Do not use so-called “bloom fertilizers” on them. Instead tropical hibiscus need a lot of potash to bloom properly (the last number or “K” on fertilizers). Palm fertilizers are widely available and usually have the proper ratio of a medium-low-high NPK ratio along with needed minors.

The pesticide malathion will defoliate tropical hibiscus. Do not use it for pest control.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Golden gate is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Golden gate are Zone 9 and Zone 12.

Growing Golden gate from seed

Transplanting Golden gate

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Golden gate is a tender plant.

Harvesting Golden gate

Other Names for Tropical hibiscus 'Golden gate'

HVH Golden Gate