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: Patent #US PP11,853

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Trade name information:
Series: Fleming Hardy Hibiscus™
Cultivar name: 'Fantasia'
Common names
  • Hardy Hibiscus
  • Hibiscus
  • Swamp Rose Mallow

'Fantasia' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 12, 2015.
Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 26, 2012 2:23 PM concerning plant:
    A very elegant hardy Hibiscus with 9" lavender-gray, ruffled flowers and refined, green "cut-leaves". The plant has a nice compact habit. This cultivar stays to about 3.5 ft in height.

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