Red Darling® Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hiroshi1'
Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.