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Tropical hibiscus 'Love Story'   

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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Love Story is a variety of Tropical hibiscus which is a member of the Hibiscus family. Its botanical name is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Love Story'. Love Story is a hybrid variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Boston University Red and   Anti-flash white. The mature flowers take a Double form.

Bred by Charles Black of California, USA. Parents Rosalind x Candy Manners 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. Love Story 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 Love Story originates from.

Love Story 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 Love Story have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Love Story

  • 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.

Love Story likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Love Story is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Love Story from seed

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

Transplanting Love Story

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

Harvesting Love Story

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