The plant was tiny when it arrived, but a month later it's growing fast and looking very healthy. Can't wait for it to start blooming!
Summerific® 'Lilac Crush' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Lavender blue flowers open 7-8” wide with overlapping petals of a thick substance. The flowers will appear the most blue under cool conditions. Upright, columnar habit that is very sturdy and resists lodging.Long BloomingFall InterestBog PlantAttracts:HummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:60 - 66 InchesSpacing:48 - 54 InchesSpread:48 - 54 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Lavender blueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade: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 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® 'Lilac Crush' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 35,181, Can PBRAF
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