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Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus

Hibiscus '4385'

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Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus (Hibiscus '4385') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus flowers

Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Rose Mallow, Hardy Hibiscus

Group/Class:  Summer Spice Series

Brand:  J. Berry Nursery

Description:

This bold garden perennial features showy ruffled, large purple flowers with crimson red eyes; attractive, glossy, dark-green leaves; ideal for the mixed garden border or in mass; do not allow to dry to wilting point

Ornamental Features

Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus features bold purple round flowers with crimson eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. Its large serrated pointy leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive dark red veins and tinges of purple throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Self-Seeding

Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Summer Spice® Plum Flambe™ Hibiscus will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features