Huge 7-8”, ruffled, lavender pink flowers with a cherry red eye are produced all over the densely compact, shrub-like clump of attractive midnight green foliage.
Native to North America
Height Category: Tall
Garden Height: 40 – 48 Inches
Spacing: 54 – 60 Inches
Spread: 54 – 60 Inches
Flower Colors: Pink
Flower Shade: Lavender Pink
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Midnight Green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil
Uses Notes: Great in landscapes.
Maintenance Notes: Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading will improve the appearance of the plant, but is not necessary for continued bloom. It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. Do not trim back in fall. A strong pair of loppers or a saw will be necessary to cut this plant back. Be advised that Hibiscus is always one of the last perennials to emerge in spring. Be patient, even if you think it is dead, it most likely isn’t. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.