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Hibiscus 'Heartthrob'

Hardy Hibiscus

Plant Type: Perennial
FULL sun to MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

From the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program comes the darkest red flowered selection to date.

Near-black, glossy, pointy buds open to lustrous, dramatic deep red blossoms with a blackish red center and veining. Bright yellow pollen on the red anthers in the center of each blossom pops with contrast. The 8-10” wide blossoms have rounded, overlapping petals with a hint of ruffling on the edges.

‘Heartthrob’ forms a compact, well-branched, rounded clump of mid-green, hydrangea-like leaves. At just 4’ tall, it fits nicely into the back of the border and offers outstanding late summer interest.


Height

4'

Spread

6'

Landscape Application:

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

Hibiscus 'Heartthrob' 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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