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Hibiscus 'SUMMERIFIC® Cherry Choco Latte'

Rose Mallow

Series: SUMMERIFIC®

'Cherry Choco Latte' is a brand new, long blooming Hibiscus with a smaller size that is more suitable for tighter spaces. Very large, 8-9" three-dimensional flowers are white with intense deep pink veining and a notably large red eye. Attractive dark olive green foliage has bronze highlights and forms a compact clump, with flowers covering the entire habit later in the season. 'Cherry Choco Latte' replaces 'Cherry Cheesecake' in the Proven Winners® lineup with larger flowers and improved flower form, more pronounced veining on the petals, darker foliage, and an improved, compact habit.

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Height:

4 ft

Spread:

4 ft

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 'SUMMERIFIC® Cherry Choco Latte' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Bog
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Bees

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Plants that work well with Hibiscus 'SUMMERIFIC® Cherry Choco Latte'

Butterfly Bush Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Prince Charming')
Grass-Ornamental Grass-Ornamental (Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky')
Meadow Sage Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Color Spires® Pink Dawn')