common name Gurhal गुढ़ल,Juba ,kusum athonba,Chemparati,Jaswand, Dosni Phool दोस्णि फुल China Rose, Chinese hibiscus
Botanical name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, commonly called Chinese hibiscus, is a frost tender evergreen that is probably native to tropical Asia. Plants feature glabrous, toothed, shiny green leaves (to 6”) and large, funnel-like flowers (to 4-8” diameter) with stamens in a showy central tube. Plants grown outdoors year round typically rise to 10-12’ tall, and plants grown in containers that are overwintered indoors are typically trimmed to 5-6’ tall. Outdoor plants will flower throughout the year. Plants brought indoors in fall typically flower from spring to late summer. Flowers last for only one day. Indoor plants need regular pruning to maintain good shape. Another common name for plants of this species is rose of China.
Genus name is the old Greek and Latin name for mallow.
Specific epithet comes from rosa meaning rose and sinensis meaning Chinese.
Best grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants appreciate being sited in locations protected from strong winds.
Height: 4 to 10 feet
Spread: 5 to 8 feet
Bloom Time: Seasonal bloomer
Bloom Description: Red to dark red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Annual, Hedge
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies