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.
Oooo la la! Plum Flambe™ Summer Spice™ Perennial Hibiscus boasts a near endless summer display of large truly PURPLE flowers held against deep green foliage on a vigorous yet compact 3' x 3' plant. The large plum flambe colored flowers are produced from early summer until first frost on this break through color in perennial or hardy hibiscus. The Summer Spice™ Perennial Hibiscus is an award winning series of new perennial or hardy Hibiscus developed by the Texas A&M University AgriLife Research and the Texas Foundation Seed Service and are being marketed by JBerry Nursery. Images and the information provided are courtesy of JBerry Nursery. These Hardy Hibiscus also make great additions to bog gardens and moist areas. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a moist rich garden soil. Item# 11614