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Hollywood™ Rico Suave™ Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'AH-21’ PPAF

RICO SUAVE™ knows how to work a room, putting his charming good looks to work seducing everyone within view. Gotta love that confidence! His gold-orange ruffled petals beckon you closer so you can appreciate his mysterious deep burgundy center. Despite being highly fashionable, RICO SUAVE™ is an easygoing guest, happy with lots of sun and liquid refreshments. Find him comparing notes with GOLD DIGGER™. They’re two peas in pod. (Or plants in a pot.)


You might be a RICO SUAVE™ if: 

  • You’re confident and self-assured.
  • You’re always impeccably pressed and dressed.
  • You’re a fitness fiend but you’d never tell anyone that.


Bloom time: Spring 'til first frost

Light: Full Sun-6 or more hours of direct sunlight daily

Hardiness: Zone 9-Protect your patio planters by bringing them indoors in the winter.

Size: 3' H x 3' W when planted in the landscape. Patio plantings can be pruned to maintain an optimal size

Spacing: 3-4'

Water: Keep soil moist until established

Prune: As needed and desired to maintain shape

Plant Food:  Apply slow release once per year in early Spring

Mulch: Keep a layer of mulch around the base of the plant year-round to conserve water and reduce weeds.

Ideas for Use: Hollywood Hibiscus are perfect to add to your landscape as colorful tropical annuals, and also make beautiful container plants to display on your patio or around your pool.