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Summerific® 'Cherry Cheesecake' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
Size: Quart
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Summerific® 'Cherry Cheesecake' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60


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This long blooming hardy Hibiscus produces very large 7-8”, white flowers with magenta tipped, ruffled petals and a magenta veining radiating out from the cherry red eye. It will be the star of your garden when in bloom! This plant forms a large, bushy, shrub-like clump of dark green foliage.

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Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Native to North America


Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Clump Forming
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
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: 
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Poor Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Acidic Soil
Border Plant
Good for Screening
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 4,945
  • Its one of the most beautiful bushes when in bloom. The blooms are so vibrant, also I find it very hardy.It reminds me of what I would imagine Hawaii looks in fullbloom.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Karen Kaczmarek
    United States
    1 year ago
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