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Tropical hibiscus 'Cool Wind'   

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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Cool Wind is a popular variety of Tropical hibiscus, which belongs to the Hibiscus genus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cool Wind'). Cool Wind is a patented hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   White and   Baby pink. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5.

Bred by Yoder Brothers Nursery, Parrish, Florida. Parents YB-1388 [Not Registered] x YB-1507 [Not Registered] 1

A type of Flower, it mainly grows as an Evergreen plant - which means it typically is a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Cool Wind 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 Cool Wind originates from.

Cool Wind 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 Cool Wind have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cool Wind

  • 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.

Cool Wind likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Cool Wind is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Cool Wind from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Cool Wind about 84 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Cool Wind

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

Harvesting Cool Wind

Cool Wind Patent Information

USPP12887 Yoder Brothers, Inc. 2

Latest Tropical hibiscus 'Cool Wind' Reviews

  • Compact slow grower. Has a tendency to produce false pods.

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