Hibiscus 'Summer Carnival' PP31587 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Rose Mallow
We're always on the hunt for something cool and different in Hardy Hibiscus, especially with our extensive hybridizing program. Unlike other variegated varieties, 'Summer Carnival' displays excellent vigor, has great flower coverage, and forms a beautifully shaped habit. 7", dark magenta pink flowers cover the upright, rounded habit. Each leaf has a narrow cream margin and the edges have a hint of blush. The perfect collector's item!
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: 4-4.5 Feet
Spread: 5-5.5 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades Variegated
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average to Consistent Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: MidSummer to Early Fall, Long Blooming
Growth Rate: Rapid
Bog Plant, Border Plant, Specimen, Focal Point