Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Summerific® 'Perfect Storm' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 36 Inches
Proven Winners Perennial
Summerific® 'Perfect Storm' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 30 - 36

Features

A naturally compact selection that works well in large containers. Large 7-8”, white flowers with a red eye are produced all over the dense, rounded clump of deep black-purple maple-like leaves.

Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
54 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
54 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black-purple
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
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: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Great in Landscapes.

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 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.

Gardeners loved the dark foliage of ‘Summer Storm’ Hibiscus, but it got too big for a small garden space. ‘Perfect Storm’ takes the dark foliage and shrinks it down to a manageable size (about half the height of ‘Summer Storm’).

At 3 feet tall, it will still be the centerpiece of your sunny garden. This beauty demands a presence! ‘Perfect Storm’ has huge, 7-8” wide, white flowers with a bright red eye that radiates out the veins, with the petals edged with pink. Enjoy its blooms from late summer into early fall.

Summerific® 'Perfect Storm' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 27,880, Can 5,648
  • Lovely, big blooms are the star of the deck container plants. All that is required is to keep these easy-care plants well watered. I had more hummingbirds than ever.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Patsy Bell Hobson
    Cape Girardeau
    Missouri
    United States
    2 years ago
Back to Top