Hibiscus Cranberry Crush Rose Mallow
Cranberry Crush Rose Mallow, Hibisucs produces bright red tropical looking flowers, but it a tough perennial that easily comes back year after year. Near-black buds open to glossy, deep scarlet red, 7-8″ wide flowers with heavily overlapping petals. These dramatic blossoms cover the plant from midsummer to early fall. They are set against a perfect backdrop of glossy deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves with slight purple overtones.
Plant in full sun, at least 6 hours of sun a day, although with afternoon sun you can get away with a little less. Plant in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter. Adding a starter fertilizer or giving a light application of an all purpose liquid fertilizer will help it get off to a fast start. We use Starter Plus Bio Tone Organic. Although drought tolerant they will perform best with consistent moisture. Hibiscus die back to the ground every year. Cut back dead wood in early spring. Hibiscus are one of the last perennials to emerge in spring, sometimes not until mid to late spring. They grow quickly though, catching up fast to other perennials.
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