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
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
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#24760
Parentage: proprietary hybrid x Southern Belle

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'Heartthrob' was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 13, 2016.
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Location: My garden
Date: 2017-09-13
Flower color is actually darker than picture.
Photo by clintbrown
Photo by clintbrown
Location: Mountain City, Texas
Date: June 2016
I wish my cameras would capture the deep blood red
Location: Medina, TN
Date: 2016-08-20
The buds of Hibiscus 'Heartthrob' are almost black.
Location: Medina, TN
Date: Summer 2017
This is very accurate to the color of Hibiscus 'Heartthrob' and i
Location: Leland, NC
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-09-14
Photo by clintbrown
Location: Medina, TN
Date: 2016-08-14
Hibiscus 'Heartthrob' has dark red flowers.
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-09-13
Flower color is actually darker than picture.
Photo by clintbrown
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2013-08-01
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-07-25
Location: Mountain City, Texas
Date: 2016-06-21
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2013-08-01

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