French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 5 - 8 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

With persistent pinkish-white pom-pom blooms from July to October, heat and drought resistance, and strong, upright growth, French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus French Cabaret™ Blush) is the cream of the crop. This shrub grows tall and relatively narrow, reaching 5-8 feet tall and 4-7 feet wide when mature. The flower buds emerge deep pink and open in a double bloom with layers of blush pink and white. Hibiscus blooms typically have a light fragrance as well, making them attractive shrubs to plant near patios and porches.

The French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus is low maintenance and ideal for privacy and pollinators alike. Planted in full sun, this deer-resistant shrub is fast growing, quickly becoming a tall blooming hedge or standalone beauty. Once established, French Cabaret Blush is drought tolerant as well, making it even more worry-free. In the winter, once French Cabaret Blush has dropped its leaves, seed pods will remain, creating a bit of winter interest and texture. 

French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus Care

Plant the French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus in full sun where it can get at least 6 hours of sun a day. This shrub grows well in average soil and needs regular watering in its first year. To plant it, dig a hole the same depth and twice the width of the root ball. After its first year in the garden, French Cabaret is drought tolerant, requiring infrequent water but benefitting from deep watering in hotter, drier months. 

Younger Hibiscus plants require little maintenance, growing well with minor pruning and shaping. Once French Cabaret has matured, it is tolerant of heavy pruning to limit its spread and height. This shrub can be allowed to grow wild and willowy or can be shaped, depending on your preference. Deadheading flowers is not necessary with this particular Hibiscus, as it will continue to bloom on its own regardless. This shrub is easier to over-fertilize than under-fertilize, so it is important to feed it low-dose fertilizer only when it is showing signs of nutrient deficiencies, such as a lack of blooms (if lighting is adequate). 

French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus Spacing

To grow this Hibiscus on its own, plant it about 4-7+ feet away from other plants, allowing the shrub to grow to its natural size. When creating a seamless hedge, plant French Cabaret 3-4 feet apart. You can grow French Cabaret in a large container for a year or two before it outgrows the space; it is recommended to bring potted plants into a protected garage in the winter to ensure their survival.

French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 7 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 7 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: July To October
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand: First Editions
Common Name: French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Hibiscus syr. French Cabaret™ Blush

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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

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

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

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

#3 Pot

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

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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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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.