Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Summerific™ Summer Storm) in the Hardy Hibiscuses Database

Trade name information:
Series: Summerific™
Trade Name: Summer Storm
Cultivar name: 'Summer Storm'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP: 20443
Child plants: one child plant

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'Summer Storm' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 14, 2015.

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Location: VermontDate: 2015-08-27
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Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Overton, TXDate: 2014-06-26
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-31All parts of this plant are visually appealing.
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Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Overton, TXDate: 2014-06-26
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Location: Carleton Place, Ontario CanadaDate: 2009-02-11
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-19
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-18
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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-27
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Date: 2012-07-05
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-18
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Location: VermontDate: 2013-08-18
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Location: VermontDate: 2013-08-29
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Location: Botanical gardens of the State of Georgia, Athens, GeorgiaDate: 2017-07-07Pink Hibiscus 003
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-17
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Location: VermontDate: 2013-08-18
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Comments:
Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2014 1:18 PM

Hibiscus 'Summer Storm' has the darkest foliage of any hardy Hibiscus I've seen. The dark foliage contrasts nicely with the pink flowers. The centers of each flower are red and streak out into the pink. It blooms repeatedly from July to September here. This is probably the best hardy Hibiscus cultivar I have seen so far.

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