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Summerific® 'Cranberry Crush' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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Summerific® 'Cranberry Crush' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48


A naturally compact selection that works well in large containers. Large 7-8”, deep scarlet red flowers are produced all over the dense, rounded clump of deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves.

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Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Native to North America


Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
36 - 48 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Light Green
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 PH Category: 
Acidic Soil
Uses Notes: 

Great in landscapes.

Maintenance Notes: 

Perennial Hibiscus should be cut back to 4-6" from the ground in the spring. Since this plant doesn't leaf out until late, any time in spring before the new growth appears is fine. The stems are quite woody, so a saw or strong pair of loppers is necessary to cut through the thick stems.

If you want to get really bushy and full Hibiscus plants, when the shoots start to come out of the ground and are about 6-10 inches tall, pinch them in half.  The pinch should be made just above a set of leaves, this will improve branching.  Improved branching will yield more flowers.  If you are really dedicated, you can pinch them back 2 or 3 times before the 4th of July.  Each time you pinch, take no more than half of the stem and pinch just above a set of leaves. 

You will get fuller plants doing multiple pinches.  It is also perfectly acceptable not to pinch at all.  The plant will have fewer branches, but it will perform perfectly well.

Summerific® 'Cranberry Crush' Hibiscus hybrid PPAF Can. PBRAF

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