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Tropical hibiscus 'Painted Lady'  

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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Painted Lady is a variety of Tropical hibiscus which is a member of the Hibiscus family. Its botanical name is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Painted Lady'. Painted Lady is a hybrid heirloom variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Cerise pink. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5.

Old hybrid from the USDA Research Station in Hawaii.

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

Painted Lady Tropical hibiscus tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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

How to grow Painted Lady

  • 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.

Painted Lady likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Painted Lady is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Painted Lady from seed

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

Transplanting Painted Lady

Painted Lady is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Painted Lady