Red Darling® Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hiroshi1'
|Description||One of the best red hibiscus ever! A profuse bloomer, with velvety red flowers that have a creamy-coral reverse, accented by bright gold pollen. Bred by Hiroshi "Hiro" Kuwabara. This vigorous, upright shrub with glossy, deep green foliage makes an ideal hedge, screen, or background specimen. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Canna (Canna); Phormium (Phormium)|
|Care||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
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