Red Dragon® Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Mongon'

SKU
4150
Rating:
100% of 100
Double, scarlet red flowers are super high contrast against the dark green glossy foliage. Blooms heavily over an extended period. An outstanding selection for bold color in tropical gardens. Stands alone in foundation planting against tall blank walls. Makes excellent background, hedge or screen. Prefers well drained soils. Evergreen shrub. Full sun. Moderate to fast growth 6 to 8 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide.
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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 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, Houseplant, 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.
Key FeatureBold 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.

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