Red Darling® Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hiroshi1'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Design Ideas||Don't lose this Hibiscus in far-away plantings. Instead, place it next to patios, entries and in courtyards, where it will be a brilliant focal point. Use along paths for a strikingly colored allee. Its dense and glossy foliage makes a solid hedge or screen. A good cover for bare walls and spaces between windows. Charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Houseplant, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Tropical Summer Flowers|
Thrives 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11