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Red Darling® Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hiroshi1'

SKU
09142
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
Design IdeasDon'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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureGift Plant, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Canna (Canna); Phormium (Phormium)

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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