Hardy Hibiscus (a.k.a. Perennial Hibiscus)
Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus can produce flowers up to 12" or more across! These are some of the largest flowering perennials in any garden, hands down and have often been referred to as 'Dinner Plate' Hibiscus! They can begin flowering as early as late spring in the warmest regions and can continue until fall under growing conditions. These perennial Hibiscus are generally all cultivars and hybrids of our native american Hibiscus and today's cultivars even sport foliage that includes maroon and near black providing great contrast with other garden plants and often making the flowers shine like lights against that back drop. Hardy Hibiscus only get better with age producing more and more flowering stems and flowers with each passing season. Like all Hibiscus, these are heavy feeders and will prefer a moderate to highly fertile soils. They are tolerant of wet, to moist, to average moist soils. See our Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus Growing Guide for detailed information on growing these great perennials including the Confederate Roses.
A new twist on an old favorite of ours, this new selection of the Single Red Confederate Rose or Terri's Pink Rose Mallow, Almost Eden' Baby Pink produces 6-8", medium pink flowers often marked with white especially early on in the day. This may be the longest flowering perennial Hibiscus that we know and starts flowering in late spring and lasts until fall. Easy, hardy, and reliable. Provide a protective winter mulch in zones 7A-8B. Item# 10397.