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Dark Princess Hibiscus

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$28.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 9 - 10
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Dark Princess Hibiscus has some of the largest flowers of any Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. The single-petaled flowers are pale lilac with a deep burgundy center and consistently reach 5-6 inches in diameter. The deep green glossy foliage remains clean all summer, even in high heat and humidity. Dark Princess can bring the feeling of a tropical oasis to your backyard and is very well suited for growing in containers, planting in groups, or featuring as a single specimen.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is often referred to as the Chinese Hibiscus or Hawaiian Hibiscus. The large flowers last only a day individually, but the whole shrub can bloom nonstop from late June to the end of summer with very little maintenance. Grown as a tropical annual in most parts of the United States, Dark Princess Hibiscus is a perennial shrub in USDA zones 9-10. In these zones, Hibiscus makes a lovely, informal blooming hedge. When grouped with other tropical houseplants on the deck or patio, you will feel like you have created your very own tropical paradise.

Dark Princess Hibiscus Care

Hibiscus requires warm temperatures and full sun to thrive and flower well. Only bring Hibiscus outdoors after the nighttime temperatures are reliably above 60 degrees F. Plant these deciduous shrubs in a pot with ample bottom drainage and an all-purpose potting mix. Fertilize the plants during active growth in the summer months. Every 2-3 weeks feed with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. Hibiscus planted in the ground will need annual fertilization with a high-phosphorous fertilizer, such as tomato or rose food. Apply the granular fertilizer early in the spring as the new foliage emerges. 

Pruning of Hibiscus is only needed to control the overall height or to clean up any spent flowers that do not fall on their own. Perennial Hibiscus may need seasonal pruning to remove dead, diseased, or dying branches. Branches can be thinned from the center of the plant to allow for better air circulation if pests or diseases become an issue. Hibiscuses grown as a houseplant will slow their growth in the winter as they are deciduous shrubs. The best place to put these shrubs is in a dark location that stays above 60 degrees F. A heated garage or basement is ideal for letting the shrubs go dormant. Water only once a month or less. The soil should be allowed to dry as the shrubs will not be actively growing. The shrubs can be brought into a bright and warm location in the spring to resume growing.

Dark Princess Hibiscus Spacing

Plant Dark Princess in a container with at least a 12-inch diameter. The mature height is 2-4 feet, while the width will be about 3 feet. Repotting every spring will significantly rejuvenate the plant while allowing you to move up a pot size if necessary.

Dark Princess Hibiscus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 10
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red, Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Dark Princess Hibiscus
Other Name(s): Hibiscus Dark Princess
Scientific Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis hybrid
SKU:
HIBDP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

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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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

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.