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Airbrush Effect Hibiscus

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

Airbrush Effect Hibiscus is the kind of plant that makes you stop and gasp, with deep pink to salmon tones in flowers that reach at least 8 inches around. “Painted” in the center of each is a deep red center surrounded by overlapping petals that add to the flowers- 3-D appearance. The airbrush name comes from a central white halo in the blossom.

Although the deep green leaves fill a plant that reaches only about 4 feet high and 5 feet around, the plant fills up with flower buds for nearly all-summer bloom. Grow this gorgeous hibiscus where you can enjoy the huge flowers all summer. Unlike tropical hibiscus, this is a native relative (also called Rose Mallow) that is hardy down to the cold of zone 5 and the heat of zone 9. 

Airbrush Effect Hibiscus Care

Plant your Airbrush Effect Hibiscus where it can enjoy at least 6 hours of sun a day. It also helps to remain winter hardy if you plant it near a south-facing wall or a corner that gathers some heat in winter. Plant in spring or fall when there is no danger of frost. The delicate flowers can get damaged by high winds, so consider that when selecting a spot.

Water your hibiscus regularly, up to two times a day if you grow it in a container. As soon as you see new growth emerge from its spot in spring, prune back any old woody stems to about 6 inches high and give it some slow-release plant food. Apply water-soluble fertilizer again in early summer as flower buds begin to form to give it the boost it needs to make its giant flowers. There is no need to remove faded flowers. Before winter, add a layer of mulch around the plant to insulate the ground.

Airbrush Effect Hibiscus Spacing

Give your hibiscus room to shine by not placing other plants any closer than about 3 feet. If you plant several, space them about 4 feet apart for best health.

Airbrush Effect Hibiscus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink, Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Airbrush Effect Hibiscus
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.