Summerific® 'Ballet Slippers' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
- Hardy Zones
- 4 - 9
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 48 - 52 Inches
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Occasionally plants may be trimmed before shipping to ensure fuller branching and flowering in your garden.
Huge 7”, ruffled flowers are white with a deep red eye with petals that are edged with blush pink. These feminine flowers are produced all over the polished, upright, shrub-like clump of bright green foliage.
Great in landscapes.
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.
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