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Peach Poodle Tail Tropical Hibiscus
Peach Poodle Tail Tropical Hibiscus

Malvaceae Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis El Capitolio Sport of Sport'

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Grows InZone 9A · 20° to 25° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDrought, Disease, Heat
Flower ColorPeach
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Blooms, Fall Blooms
Foliage ColorDark Green
Average Height5' to 6'
Average Width4' to 6'
AttractsButterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Additional Information About Peach Poodle Tail Tropical Hibiscus

NOTICE:  We do not ship our tropical plants to a location unless and until low temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit 

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Noteworthy Characteristics

Peach Poodle Tail Hibiscus is an old collector's favorite heirloom tropical hibiscus that produces an unusual double flower that has another smaller doubled flower that hangs from it. The main body of the bloom is a dense double with an interesting tuft of triple layered petals that wrap the stamen and hang from the center of the main body of the bloom. The unique flowers are prolifically born on a strong, sturdy bush with a vigorous upright growth habit. The leaves are dark green with dark burgundy veins and sharply serrated edges. The plant has a high degree of disease resistance and is drought tolerant and long lived. It is often found growing wild on abandoned lots and homesteads across the Deep South. 


Where hardy outdoors, Peach Poodle Tail Hibiscus is useful as a colorful accent or specimen shrub or small tree to highlight entryways, as a hedge, espalier to cover bare walls such as the spaces between windows, or in containers. Where not winter hardy, it can be used outdoors as an annual in beds or as a container plant that can be overwintered indoors or in a greenhouse when low temperatures drop below 55 degrees. 


USDA Zones : 9b-11

Plant Type:  Tropical Shrub or Small Tree
Height:  5-6'
Width:  4-6
Sun / Light Needs:   Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Type:  Well-drained
Water Needs:  Medium
Fertilizer Needs: Feed as needed with water soluble fertilizer or 2 to 3 times during the season with a granular fertilizer
Maintenance: Low to Average
Flower Color:  Sodt Pink-veined Rosy Red-Pink w/ Dark Red Eye
Bloom Season:  Year round in warm climates
Fragrance:  None
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Deer, Heat, Humidity
Salt Tolerance:  Moderate
Houseplant Usage: Yes, primarily for overwintering indoors 

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