Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Brilliant'Item #4090 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
This hot red hibiscus will be the most potent color in your garden! Adds interest to far away spots, or plant closer to get a good look at the huge flowers. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. Vigorous growth provides good cover for bare walls and spaces between windows. A frost-tender evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sisPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Nearly year-round in frost-free regions.Flower color:RedGarden styleTropicalCompanion PlantsCanna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)
- CareCare InformationThrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.