Red Dragon® Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mongon'
Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Mature Size||Grows to 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Phormium (Phormium); Lantana (Lantana)|
|Care||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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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
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.