Red Dragon® Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mongon'

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04150
This handsome evergreen shrub displays a profusion of double, scarlet red blooms all summer long, backed by lush, glossy, dark green foliage. An outstanding selection for bold, exotic color in warm, sunny, tropical gardens. A versatile plant that is ideal as a hedge, screen, or background specimen. Well-suited to containers. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityGrows to 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
Design IdeasPlace 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCanna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)

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

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