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Red Darling® Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hiroshi1'

Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
SKU #09142

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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.
Light Full sun
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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
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.

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