What’s blooming at Blumen? Hibiscus flowers in Red and White! The genus Hibiscus has both tropical and non-tropical species, and can go by many names such as Rose Mallow, Rose of Sharon, and others. Our mid-size hibiscus are the non-tropicals—perennials that are hardy to zone 4—but with the flair of a tropical hibiscus. All you need is a sunny spot with average soil and water, and some occasional pruning and you will have beautiful dinner plate size blooms come August.
Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Cranberry Crush’
This bold garden perennial features showy ruffled, large deep red flowers set atop glossy, dark-green/bronze leaves. Blooms will begin in late summer and last through early fall, and are not only attractive to neighbors, but hummingbirds as well. A naturally compact selection that works well in large containers or in garden beds and is deer resistant. Plants will grow to 4 or 5 feet tall, and will an equal spread.
Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Ballet Slippers’
Ballet Slippers offers ruffled white flowers with a deep red eye, and petals that are edged with blush pink. These feminine flowers are produced all over the polished, upright, shrub-like clump of bright green foliage. Like their ‘Cranberry Crush’ counterpart, these plants will grow to 4 or 5 feet tall, and spread out in the same bushy manner.
Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’
This bold garden perennial features bold shell pink round flowers with red center and red streaks at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. The foliage compliments the showy flowers with glossy, large, dark-green and bronze leaves that keep their color throughout the season. Butterflies will be attracted to their long bloom period. Depending on sun and soil, heights can be anywhere from 3 – 5 feet tall, with a spread range of 1 – 3 feet.