Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Red) in the Hardy Hibiscuses Database

Trade name information:
Series: Luna™
Trade Name: Red
Cultivar name: 'Balhibred'
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

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'Balhibred' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 22, 2015.

Plant Events from our members
Chillybean On September 5, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Put in ground, replacing an alien honeysuckle; cleaned up dead leaves.
Chillybean On September 1, 2015 Obtained plant
Bought from local nursery; no chemicals were used on it.
MunchkinsMom On October 10, 2015 Obtained plant
UCD Plant Sale 4" pot, about 12" tall
tabbycat On July 1, 2019 Bloomed
1st bloom of 2019. I guess it could be hot pink thus original name 'Mighty Big Pink' although it's close to red.
honeyx4 On August 18, 2019 Maintenance performed
I purchased this plant from a local merchant in the orphan plant section. After about 2 wks I noticed it has new leaf buds indicating it is trying to establish itself in its new home.
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