Scientific Name : Hibiscus moscheutos
Common Name : Common Rose Mallow, Common Swamp Mallow
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 10b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Hummingbirds, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Height : 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Width : 24" (61cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Huge flowers, extremely heat tolerant once established, large number of flowers on one plant, excellent perennial
Idea & Tips : Make sure to thoroughly water plant in fall to prepare for over-wintering. Cut back to the ground once the foliage has completely died in the fall, or early spring before they emerge. One of the last perennials to emerge in the spring as warm soil temperatures are needed.
A First Year-Flowering Perennial and Hot Summer Survivors selection!
Dramatic and impressive, with numerous eye-catching, 6 to 8-in./15 to 20-cm flowers, the Luna series produces big, bushy, well-branched plants without pinching. Ideal for large containers, Luna can also be planted in the ground as a perennial and enjoyed for great garden performance year after year. Heat-loving plants not only tolerate moist soil conditions, but are also drought tolerant once established in the garden. Very responsive to growth regulators. Crop time from seed is 13 to 14 weeks in the Summer; 16 weeks in the Spring. Reliable seed availability with a significantly high germination compared to other seed varieties.