Summerific® ‘Perfect Storm’ Rose MallowHibiscus hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
A naturally compact selection that works well in large containers. Large 7-8”, white flowers with a red eye are produced all over the dense, rounded clump of deep black-purple maple-like leaves.
54 – 60 Inches
54 – 60 Inches
Part Sun to Sun
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Specimen or Focal Point
Great in Landscapes.
Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading will improve the appearance of the plant, but is not necessary for continued bloom. It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. Do not trim back in fall. A strong pair of loppers or a saw will be necessary to cut this plant back. Be advised that Hibiscus is always one of the last perennials to emerge in spring. Be patient, even if you think it is dead, it most likely isn’t. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.
Gardeners loved the dark foliage of ‘Summer Storm’ Hibiscus, but it got too big for a small garden space. ‘Perfect Storm’ takes the dark foliage and shrinks it down to a manageable size (about half the height of ‘Summer Storm’).
At 3 feet tall, it will still be the centerpiece of your sunny garden. This beauty demands a presence! ‘Perfect Storm’ has huge, 7-8” wide, white flowers with a bright red eye that radiates out the veins, with the petals edged with pink. Enjoy its blooms from late summer into early fall.