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.
- 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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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:BeesButterfliesResists: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 SunMaintenance 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, Can PBRAF
MMom, Michigan, United States, 27 weeks ago
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