Looks Like a Lush, Tropical Plant, but It’s Hardy to Zone 5!
• Huge, Cranberry Red Blooms Just Keep Coming!
• One of the Most Compact of Type of Hibiscus
• Looks like a Tropical Plant, but It’s Hardy to Zone 5!
• Easy to Grow
Lustrous Red Blooms up to 8 Inches Across – in Prodigious Numbers!
What a stunner! Large, slightly cupped blooms of a deep, saturated red open to as big as 8 inches across, among the largest flowers produced by any hardy perennial! The rich, dark green foliage is enhanced with a wash of purple, and makes the perfect foil to show off the spectacular flowers. The buds are very dark, almost black, and they are borne in huge numbers all down the stems, not just at the tips.
One of the Longest Blooming of this Type of Hibiscus!
When well grown, you can have blooms over as much as three months, from midsummer through most of fall! Cranberry Crush’s branches are indeterminate, which means that they keep growing and putting out flower buds, which in turn means that keeps blooming for an amazingly long time. And when the blooms are done, the fall foliage colors of orange and russet continue to add color and interest to your landscape.
One of the Most Compact, too!
This plant naturally grows to only 3-4 feet tall and wide, half the size of the species, and it is dense and full, as well as compact. It’s big enough to show off the impressive blooms, but small enough that even a garden with limited space can include one of these spectacular Hibiscus!
Very easy to grow! It thrives in heat and full sun, and will grow well in poor to average soil. It also tolerates both dry and moist conditions once established, though it prefers moist conditions. The first season, give it a soaking each week for the first month after planting. Even after it is established, it needs water during dry spells for best blooms and foliage. Not bothered by deer. This deciduous perennial dies back to the ground each winter; cut the stems to 4-6 inches in spring; new growth won’t begin until the ground warms up, but it grows rapidly once it starts.