• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. high, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. high, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Design IdeasThis hardy shrub is an important source of late-summer color in cottage gardens, beds and borders. Its double pink, pompom flowers are very different from Hybiscus' typical tubular blossoms. Use in romantic country gardens or where its upright form will cover unattractive views, utilities and crawl-space openings. Makes a very good hedge to screen sections of the garden. Set at the back of the bed to combine with other flowering shrubs that blossom earlier in the season.
    Companion PlantsViburnum (Viburnum); Spirea (Spiraea); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Potentilla (Potentilla); pSmoke Tree (Cotinus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adaptable to most well-drained soils; tolerates brief periods of drought. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune as needed to shape in late fall or winter.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.