A tree fell off the side of the huge deodar cedar and smashed my first year hibiscus to the ground. Then the clean-up crew tramped it further into submissions. Nevertheless, it came back and bloomed like a champ. I have 3 PW hibiscus in the front street garden to suit all tastes. People stand and soak them in. The most common comment is that "they don't look real". The blooms last one day but during the warm summer days they are never out of blooms. I like that they go dormmate. In cooler weather I have a chance to plant winter hardy annuals in zone 9b. I don't like to spray because it kills both good and bad bugs. Nothing bothers this plant. People are impress with my great gardening skill........this plant requires none.
Summerific® 'Cherry Choco Latte' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
A perfect late summer perennial! Very large 8-9” flowers are white with deep pink veining and a notably large eye. Attractive dark olive green foliage forms a compact airy clump.Award WinnerLong BloomingFall InterestBog PlantAttracts:BeesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 InchesSpacing:48 InchesSpread:48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:White with intense pink veiningFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:Dark olive 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 SummerHardiness 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:
Use in landscapes where it provides a great wow factor.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 to 4-6 inches tall 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.
'Cherry Choco Latte' is a brand new, long blooming Hibiscus with a smaller size that is more suitable for tighter spaces. Very large, 8-9" three-dimensional flowers are white with intense deep pink veining and a notably large red eye. Attractive dark olive green foliage has bronze highlights and forms a compact clump, with flowers covering the entire habit later in the season. 'Cherry Choco Latte' replaces 'Cherry Cheesecake' in the Proven Winners® lineup with larger flowers and improved flower form, more pronounced veining on the petals, darker foliage, and an improved, compact habit.Summerific® 'Cherry Choco Latte' Hibiscus hybrid USPPAF 30,738, Can PBRAF
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PeggieWho, California, United States, 3 years ago
I received this plant for my Bday this spring. I have many hardy hibiscus shrubs but they do not compare to this one! It bloomed the first part of July rather than late July like all of my others and the flowers are HUGE! It is hands down, the most beautiful Hibiscus in my yard. I highly recommend this plant... you will not be disappointed! 10 out of 5 stars!Lisa Long, Missouri, United States, 3 years ago
Wow, these Cherry Choco Latte blooms are HUGE! What a show! They just started blooming here in the southeastern Michigan on July 21. I bought the gallon size and they were planted in late May I think. Although I did nothing for them (no watering or fertilizer) it rained a lot so they grew faster than expected, about 3 1/2 feet already with many buds. Highly recommend. Bought them to partially block the ugly chain link fence without being too much taller than the fence.MMom, Michigan, United States, 4 years ago
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