Series: FLEMING'S HARDY HIBISCUS™
Common Name: Rose Mallow
Gigantic flowers up to 12" wide sit atop compact, mounded, shrub-like plants from mid to late summer. Each successive spring will bring larger flowers. The blossoms are flaming red and have overlapping petals. The maple-like green leaves are flushed with purple and the sturdy stems display red veining. It's hard to believe this tropical-looking beauty is hardy to zone 4!
Hardiness Zone:4 - 9
Rose Mallow Growing and Maintenance Tips
Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading will improve the appearance of the plant. It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. A strong pair of loppers or a saw will be necessary to cut this plant back. Be advised that Hibiscus is always one of the last perennials to emerge in spring. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.
Hibiscus 'Fireball' Characteristics
- Deer Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs