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Summer Spice® Hardy Hibiscus Cordon Bleu

Common Name: Hardy Hibiscus

Variety: Summer Spice® Cordon Bleu PPAF

Genus species: Hibiscus x moscheutos '4389'

Patent Info: PPAF


More Sun More Flowers; Compact size colorful flowers summer until frost

  • Hardy Hibiscus breeding breakthrough
  • Large, simmering, steel blue blooms with dark merlot center from summer until frost
  • 2018 Editor's Reader's Choice Medals of Excellence Award Winners at Greenhouse Grower Magazine’s Evening of Excellence awards reception which honors the greenhouse operations and plant breeders for their dedication to improving the horticulture industry
  • Natural, well-kept, compact habit
  • Dark green foliage
  • Easy to maintain
  • Heat tolerant
  • Comes back from the ground every spring
  • Attracts pollinators (Butterflies, Birds Bees)

Sun: Full to Part Sun; 6+ hours direct sun daily

Water: 2-3 times weekly

Hardiness Zone:

Perennial in Zones 5-9

Annual for Zones 4 below

Bloom Time: Early Summer 'til Frost

Mature Size: 3' T x 3' W

Prune: Old/dry stems to the ground in spring

Soil Type: Acidic, well-drained with mulch around the plant base

Fertilize:With a Slow-Release, Granular Even Ratio (10-10-10) Formula in early Spring, repeat as directed