Red Dragon® Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mongon'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh 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||Place at a garden focal point for color that will draw the eye. Mix with other hibscus for tropical color effects. Surround it and back it with foliage plants to set off its hot colors. Use along paths for a strikingly colored allee.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Houseplant, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Bold Summer Flowers|
Thrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11