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Summerific® 'Cherry Cheesecake' Rose Mallow
Hibiscus hybrid

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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Summerific® 'Cherry Cheesecake' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60

Features

People say I have a BIG BUD.
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
Yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Clump Forming

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid-Summer to Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Consistent
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Poor Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Acidic Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
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.

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. 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. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.

Another gorgeous addition to the popular SUMMERIFIC® series!  This year’s new gal on the block is a compact, well-branched and heavily budded selection that forms an attractive, shrub-like clump of thick, leathery, maple-like, dark green leaves. 

We’re not sure which are prettier—the creamy pink, magenta kissed flower buds or the white flowers with magenta tipped petals and magenta veining radiating out from the cherry red eye.  Huge 7-8” wide flowers have thick, heavily overlapping petals with a ruffled, rumpled texture that helps them hold up better in the summer wind than older selections with thin petals. And since this variety is an indeterminate bloomer, it has buds all the way up the stems making it bloom for much longer than older Hibiscus.

‘Cherry Cheesecake’ is the perfect backdrop or centerpiece for sunny borders.  It will be the star of the show from late summer into early fall.

Summerific® 'Cherry Cheesecake' Hibiscus hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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