Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Butterball’

Butterball Hibiscus
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

8' x 8'


Full to partial sun


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hedge, Screen

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones

9, 12-16, 19-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Fast to moderate-growing tropical evergreen shrub with an upright open growth-habit to 8’ tall and wide. Can be pruned to maintain a smaller size or trained as a small single-trunk patio tree. This attractive long-blooming variety features lush glossy foliage and is prized for its large ruffled double canary-yellow flowers that appear throughout the warmer months attracting butterflies and bees. Thrives in heat and sun. Well-suited as a large flowering accent foundation screen or hedge planting and does well in containers allowing it to be relocated and overwintered during the frost periods of colder climates. Prefers a well-drained soil with regular watering. Full to partial sun.

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