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Hibiscus 'Summer Storm SUMMERIFIC'

Hardy Hibiscus

Plant Type: Perennial

An improvement over 'Kopper King', this hybrid has the darkest wine purple, maple-like foliage we've ever seen on a hardy Hibiscus. As the foliage matures, the number of lobes on each leaf increases. The foliage alone makes this plant a fantastic specimen even before it comes into bloom! (Please note: Like many other purple foliage plants, this one requires direct exposure to UV light to develop the deep purple coloring. Plants coming from a greenhouse may be green until they are brought outside into the sun.) This plant produces large 8-10 inch, pink flowers with rose veining and a deep magenta eye that radiates out onto the petals. Free-flowering from mid-July to October. This is partially due to the fact that this Hibiscus has "indeterminate" buds v. "determinate" buds. Flower buds are produced at the nodes along much of the stem as well as at the tips. That means more flowers for a longer time period.


Height

48-60"

Spread

48-72"

Landscape Application:

Outstanding large landscape accent featured as specimen or planted in mass.

Hibiscus 'Summer Storm SUMMERIFIC' Plant Care:

Prefers consistently moist, highly fertile, slightly acidic soil in full sun. Keeping plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Late to emerge.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Hardy Hibiscus Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Special Benefits
Bog
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

Hardy Hibiscus Additional Information

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