I purchased this Summerific Hibiscus from my local nursery in GA. this year couldn't wait to get it home and planted! We got it in late May, and it has really grown and produced beautifully! However, I watered it today and about 6 of the stems with a lot of buds have just come off, and I do not know why? We have a fenced in backyard, so deer are not a problem. I did not see any holes in the yard, checked for moles or voles. I hope the stems can be propagated, I placed them in water fingers crossed. We also have edge of night & holy grail, and they are growing very well..
Summerific® 'French Vanilla' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Huge 7-8", creamy custard yellow, ruffled flowers. Flowers are more yellow in cooler conditions, whiter in hotter conditions. Deep green leaves form a compact habit. Use as a focal point for your summer garden.Bog PlantAttracts:BeesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:42 - 48 InchesSpacing:42 - 48 InchesSpread:42 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Creamy custard yellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer 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 SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness 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 PointMaintenance 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® 'French Vanilla' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 33,181, Can PBRAF
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Letitia Skelton, Georgia, United States, 18 weeks ago
I purchased three in the Fall and they all bloomed the following year beautifully next to my Midnight Marvels. However, this year, mid-June, and they still have now woken from their deep sleep. Very sad these did not come back this year.V.B., District Of Columbia, United States, 24 weeks ago
I bought this for the size, to fit into a smallish area. In the second year, it was a nice size. The blooms are beautiful. My only complaint is when the blooms are spent, they’re an ugly brown and quite obvious in my opinion. I’m going to transplant this so it’s not in a prominent area where the spent blooms are very visible. It should be deadheaded for appearance, so plant in an area that’s easy to access so you can deadhead.Lori, New Jersey, United States, 29 weeks ago
I bought this and planted it right away in July. It’s the end of august now and it’s already blooming huge beautiful flowers!!!! I am more than impressed with their size and beauty.Jenna, Oklahoma, United States, 2 years ago