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Giant Perennial Hibiscus Flowers

Perennial Hibiscus are showing their wonderful dinner plate size blooms now.   These guys come back year after year!   Everyone needs at least one in their perennial garden!  Hurry and get your first choice in some of the amazing color choices!  I just walked around the fields today and found all these beautiful flavors waiting for you to try!
 
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. It’s a good idea to mulch them the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems to 4-6″ from ground.  Since this plant doesn’t leaf out until late, any time in spring before the new growth appears is fine.
 
If you want to get really bushy and full perennial Hibiscus plants, when the shoots start to come out of the ground and are about 6-10 inches tall, pinch them in half. The pinch should be made just above a set of leaves, this will improve branching. Improved branching will yield more flowers. If you are really dedicated, you can pinch them back 2 or 3 times before the 4th of July. Each time you pinch, take no more than half of the stem and pinch just above a set of leaves. You will get fuller plants doing multiple pinches. It is also perfectly acceptable to not pinch at all! The plant will have fewer branches, but it will perform perfectly well. 
 
Be advised that perennial hibiscus is always one of the last perennials to emerge in spring. However, its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start! 
 
 
 
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‘Cherry Cheesecake’ 
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid 
 
This long blooming hardy perennial Hibiscus produces very large 7-8″, white flowers with magenta tipped, ruffled petals and a magenta veining radiating out from the cherry red eye. It will be the star of your garden when in bloom! This plant forms a large, bushy, shrub-like clump of dark green foliage. 
 
Long Blooming, Fall Interest, Heat Tolerant 
Attracts: Hummingbirds 
Resists: Deer Native to North America 
Duration: Perennial 
Garden Height: 48 – 60 inches 
Sunlight: Part Sun to Sun 
Maintenance Category: Easy 
Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall 
 

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‘Cranberry Crush’
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
 
A naturally compact selection that works well in large containers. Large 7-8′, deep scarlet red flowers are produced all over the dense, rounded clump of deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves.
 
Award Winner, Long Blooming, Fall Interest
Native to North America
Duration: Perennial
Garden Height: 36-48 inches
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
 
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‘Perfect Storm’
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid 
 
A naturally compact selection that works well in large 7-8″, white flowers with a red eye are produced all over the dense, rounded clump of deep black-purple maple-like leaves 
 
Long Blooming, Fall Interest 
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Native to North America 
Duration: Perennial 
Garden Height: 30 – 36 inches 
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, Fertile Soil 
 
This plant grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. It leafs out late in spring but growers very quickly. Cut it down in spring before new growth appears. 
 
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‘Vintage Wine’  
 
Living up to the spirit of its name, the Hibiscus ‘Vintage Wine’ does get better with time with black buds that unfurl to reveal huge, scarlet red blooms. Although each bloom only lasts for one day, the bush generously produces several new blooms each day – for a show that lasts well into the fall. The romantic effect of the deep red blooms against the heart shaped green leaves make it an eye catching addition to any outdoor space. 
 
Mature Height: 48 inches 
Mature Spread: 54 – 80 inches 
Exposure: Full Sun 
Flowering Time: Mid Summer – Fall 
Soil Moisture: Average to Moist 
Perennial in Zones 4 – 9
Deer Resistant 
 
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‘Ballet Slippers’
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid 
 
Huge 7″, ruffled flowers are white with a deep red eye with petals that edged with blush pink. These feminine flowers are produced all over the polished, upright, shrub-like clump of bright green foliage. 
 
Long Blooming, Fall Interest 
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer 
Native to North America 
Duration: Perennial 
Garden Height: 48 – 52 inches 
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
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil 
Soil pH Category: Alkaline Soil 
 
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Hibiscus ‘Summer in Paradise’ 
Common Name: Rose Mallow 
 
There’s no sight quite like a hardy perennial Hibiscus blooming in late summer, and ‘Summer in Paradise’ truly delivers with its refined habit and attractive, large flowers and floriferous performance. Deep red buds open to 7-8′ hot cerise red flowers. Medium green, maple-like leaves are accented by olive green edges. The large leaves quickly fill in to keep it appearing full and refined. Flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than only at the top like some older cultivars. Use in place of a shrub in your garden. 
 
Garden Height: 36 – 42 inches 
Spread: 40 – 46 inches 
Hardiness Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight: Full Sun (>6 hours direct sun) or Part Shade (4-6 hours direct sun) 
Water Requirements: Average Water Needs 
Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) 
Bloom Time: Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall 
Attracts Butterflies 
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant 
Growth Rate: Rapid
 
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Hibiscus ‘Summer Storm’ 
Huge, visually seductive flowers from mid-summer into fall. 
 
Summer Storm’s huge pink 8-10″ flowers seduce the eye with their color, refined details and luscious, dark-wine purple foliage. The outsized flowers, with delicate rose veins radiating from the deep red eye, burst into bloom in mid-summer and flower continuously right into fall. The compact plants, growing to 4′, are hardy in zones 4 through 9. 
 
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Hibiscus ‘Tie Dye’ 
 
Add a touch of the tropics to almost any garden with this easy care, exotic hibiscus. Impressive 8-10′ blooms are bright pink on the outer edges, fading into a bang of white and then a cherry red bull’s eye in the center. White stamens pop against the dark background. 
 
Sunlight: Light Sun to Part Shade 
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 9 
Bloom Time: Midsummer to Early Fall 
Height: 4 – 5′ 
Soil Requirement: Prefers well drained soil, but will tolerate heavier soils 
Deer Resistant 
 
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Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Rose’ 
Swamp Mallow Luna Rose (Dinner Plate Hibiscus)
 
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Rose’ (Swamp Mallow Luna Rose, dinner plate hibiscus). Swamp Mallow Luna Rose is a gorgeous addition to the hibiscus collection. The flowers are inches across! It has a breathtaking deep pink colored flower whose petals are attached creating an appearance of a continuous petal with a ruby eye in the center and showy yellow stamens. This type of hibiscus is also sometimes know as Dinner Plate Hibiscus for its flat shaped flowers. These flowers will continue to bloom al summer into the fall until frost, giving your garden an amazing display. The plant itself is bushy and compact, therefore making it great for small space gardens. Even better this plant is very low maintenance and heat tolerant. For colder climates make sure to mulch heavily in the winter to ensure re-emergence the next year. A wonderful butterfly attractant! Use as a single specimen or in a container for a patio garden. Plant with crown (top of root structure) 3-4″ below soil surface. 
 
Hardiness Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Garden Height: 24 – 36 inches 
Spread: 24 – 36 inches 
Sunlight: Full Sun 
Bloom Time: Midsummer to Early Fall 
Flower Color: Deep Pink 
Deer Resistant 
Salt Tolerant 
 
perennial hibiscus
 
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna White’
Dwarf Hardy Hibiscus 
 
Hardy Hibiscus are a wonderful addition to the summer garden with their exceptionally large blooms appearing in midsummer and continuing until frost. This compact variety forms a medium-sized bushy mound of dark green leaves. The flowers, which can be 8 inches across, feature showy white petals with a large red eye in the center and white stamens. Excellent as a specimen in small spaces and in containers. Attractive to butterflies. Plants prefer evenly moist soil and sunny conditions. Flowering is best in regions with hot summers. Stems die back completely to the ground in winter, but new growth is slow to appear in spring, so be patient! Old stems can be pruned to the ground in mid-spring. Mulch for the first winter is recommended, especially in Zones 4 and 5. 
 
Sunlight: Full Sun or Part Sun 
Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall 
Flower Head Size: Very Large
Garden Height: 23 – 35 inches 
Hardiness Zones: 5 – 9
 
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Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’
 
Hibiscus Luna Red,  is a wonderfully compact, bushy plant with gigantic 8″ bright burgundy red flowers. It features dinner plate-sized, five petaled, hollyhock-like flowers! 
 
The Luna series produces big, bushy, well-branched plants without pinching. The shorter stature of Hibiscus ‘Luna Red’ makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or large patio containers. Deer resistant! 
 
‘Luna Red’ grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. Do not allow to dry to the wilting point. Be patient; hibiscus can be slow to emerge in spring. For best performance, plant in full sun in moist soil before the heat of the summer. 
 
This hibiscus is suitable for very large containers, but pots must be protected over winter. These plants will die back to the ground level during the winter months. Be careful to not over-water until plants show signs of growth. Hibiscus needs little care once established, attracts butterflies, and has the largest flowers of any perennial! 
 
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Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Pink Swirl’
 
Hibiscus Luna Pink Swirl is a compact variety that very full and bushy. Bring a touch of the tropics home with this new color in the Luna series of hardy hibiscus. 
 
The Luna series produces big, bushy, well-branched plants without pinching. Enjoy dozens of huge blooms from mid-summer until frost! The flower petals are pink on one side and fade to light creamy pink on the other side – giving the flowers a “swirl” look. Dark cranberry red centers add to the beauty of these dazzling flowers. 
 
Grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. Do not allow to dry to the wilting point. Be patient, hibiscus can be slow to emerge in spring. For best performance, plant in full sun in moist soil, before the heat of the summer. Suitable for very large containers, but pots must be protected over winter. Although the hibiscus grows tall, the need for staking is rare. These plants will die back to ground level during the winter months. Be careful to not over-water until plants show signs of growth! Hibiscus needs little care once established. It attracts butterflies and perennial hibiscus has the largest flowers of any perennials! 
 
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade 
Garden Height: 24 – 36 inches
Spread: 24 – 26 inches 
Soil: Widely adaptable 
Hardiness Zones: 4 – 9 
Mature Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Light Pink with Dark Pink Eye and Highlights
Does Not Need to be Staked
Attracts Butterflies 
 
 
Nothing makes a bold statement in your garden quite like the glorious hibiscus! Lush foliage and enormous blooms in vibrant colors create a tropical look just about anywhere. Irresistible to hummingbirds, hibiscus will bloom again and again throughout the season and are very easy to care for – just sit back and relax in your very own backyard oasis! 
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