Hibiscus 'Perfect Storm' PP27880 CPBR5648 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Rose Mallow
Gardeners loved the dark foliage of ‘Summer Storm’ Hibiscus, but it got too big for a small garden space. ‘Perfect Storm’ takes the dark foliage and shrinks it down to a manageable size (about half the height of ‘Summer Storm’).
At 3' tall, it will still be the centerpiece of your sunny garden. This beauty demands a presence! ‘Perfect Storm’ has huge, 7-8” wide, white flowers with a bright red eye that radiates out the veins, with the petals edged with pink. Enjoy its blooms from late summer into early fall.
These North American native plants bring massive, tropical-looking flowers all the way to zone 4. Although later to emerge than most perennials in spring, these are fast growing plants capable of adding an inch of new growth a day. Excellent at brightening up end of season gardens.
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.
Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 4.5-5 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average to Consistent Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer - Early Fall, Long Blooming
Growth Rate: Rapid
Bog Plant, Border Plant, Specimen, Focal Point, Native to North America