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Summerific® 'Berry Awesome' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 40 - 48 Inches
Proven Winners Perennial
Summerific® 'Berry Awesome' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 40 - 48

Features

Huge 7-8”, ruffled, lavender pink flowers with a cherry red eye are produced all over the densely compact, shrub-like clump of attractive midnight green foliage.

Best Seller
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
40 - 48 Inches
Spacing: 
54 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
54 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Lavender Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Midnight 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: 

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.

Summerific® 'Berry Awesome' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 27,936, Can 5,647
  • I got this plant last year at an end of the year sale at Loews for $5.00 and grabbed it. It barely had any leaves and looked kind of sad but I thought with some TLC before winter and a good layer of shredded leaf mulch it would survive. Plus I live in Zone 5 Upstate New York and Lake Ontario gives us plenty of Lake Effect snow in winter and so between the leaf mulch and snow cover I had a lot of hope. I was so excited this Spring when I saw the new growth coming from the ground! The garden I planted it in is a moist/wet area of my yard and with the abundance of rain our area has had this summer it has been a happy plant. Right now it is loaded with buds and the flowers are starting to open. The color of the flowers in combination with the dark blackish green maple leaves is a beautiful combination. I also like that it won't get so big as some hibiscus get. Now I want another one!!! I am glad we found each other!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cheryl Dexter
    Liverpool
    New York
    United States
    1 year ago
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