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Summerific® 'Cranberry Crush' Rose Mallow
Hibiscus hybrid

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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Summerific® 'Cranberry Crush' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48

Features

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Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Light Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
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: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Great in landscapes.

Maintenance Notes: 

Perennial Hibiscus should be cut back to 4-6" from the ground in the spring. Since this plant doesn't leaf out until late, any time in spring before the new growth appears is fine. The stems are quite woody, so a saw or strong pair of loppers is necessary to cut through the thick stems.

If you want to get really bushy and full 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 not to pinch at all.  The plant will have fewer branches, but it will perform perfectly well.

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.

Summerific® 'Cranberry Crush' Hibiscus hybrid PPAF Can. PBRAF
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