Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Sultry Kiss') in the Hardy Hibiscuses Database

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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
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
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 Color: Red
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
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
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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of the Day: Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Sultry Kiss') by Horntoad Mar 20, 2016 6:01 PM 0
Hardy Hibiscus by clintbrown Nov 22, 2019 3:17 PM 2,084
Hibiscus, Geraniums Scented, Butterfly bushs,vines,Echinacea (cone flw.)Chefmike by chefmike92 Sep 11, 2013 9:50 PM 308

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