PlantsHardy Hibiscuses→Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Red)

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
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2014 Louisiana Super Plant


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

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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. Original name 'Mighty Big Pink' although it's close to red.
honeyx4 From April 7, 2020 to April 10, 2020 Plant emerged
I wasn't sure if this was going to come back. All my other hibiscus are thriving. I bought this because of the leaf color I haven't had it bloom yet.
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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