I'm sad to say that I got this plant and I was disappointed. It was so small! But because I saw other reviews that it would grow I held on to hope. Unfortunately nothing I tried t keep it alive worked. I've had it about 6 weeks and it is dead. It did not grow at all, it just kept dropping leaves and then eventually turned black. Usually all my plants do very well not sure what happed with this one.
Summerific® 'Ballet Slippers' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
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.Long BloomingFall InterestBog PlantAttracts:BeesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 InchesSpacing:54 - 60 InchesSpread:54 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:White edged with blushFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Bright greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Great in landscapes.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, but is not necessary for continued bloom. 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. Do not trim back in fall. 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. Be patient, even if you think it is dead, it most likely isn't. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.
This hardy perennial produces huge 7” wide, white, ruffled flowers with a deep red eye. The edges of the petals are edged with blush pink. Combined with the heavily overlapping petals, this creates a pinwheel effect on the flowers. Attractive, healthy leaves are bright green with slightly serrated edges. A polished, upright habit and extremely high bud count with good axillary branching ensures that this Hibiscus will have a long season of bloom, from late summer through early fall. Flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than just at the top like some other cultivars. ‘Ballet Slippers’ is the perfect backdrop or centerpiece for sunny borders.Summerific® 'Ballet Slippers' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 29,896, Can 5,820
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Norma, Texas, United States, 1 year ago
Show stopper zone 5 has doubled in size since put in ground last summer. Flowers abundant and beautiful. Highly recommendPeggy Robbins, New Hampshire, United States, 3 years ago
Stunning delicate flower visible from a distance, really brightens a partly shaded part of my yard. Looking forward to trying to coax more blossoms for next summer.Donna M Attanasio, District Of Columbia, United States, 4 years ago