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Mars Madness Hibiscus

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Mars Madness Hibiscus can only be described as a beautiful, tropical, blooming overachiever. What makes this hibiscus unique is its purple foliage beginning stage that fades to a deep green as the seasons change. Bright pink blooms will emerge in the summer, and they won’t stop until the Fall. The long stems on this beauty even make it appropriate to include in cut flower bouquets.

Hardy in zones 5-8, one can count on this hibiscus to return every year. This fast growing perennial attracts butterflies, and hummingbirds. Usually, with hibiscus one has to worry about deer treating these blooms like candy. This is not the case for the deer-resistant Mars Madness Hibiscus. 

Mars Madness Hibiscus Care

Much like tropical plants, this perennial will thrive in an area with full to partial sun. It requires an average amount of water, and prefers moist, well drained soil. It’s not partial to any certain pH level, and will thrive in most places provided it’s supplied with enough water.

Deadheading isn’t necessary to keep blooms coming in the summer. This hibiscus will emerge from the ground every spring, so can be cut down in the late winter/early spring. 

Mars Madness Hibiscus Spacing

The Mars Madness Hibiscus grows three to four feet tall. It should be spaced three to four feet between plants.

Mars Madness Hibiscus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Mars Madness Hibiscus
Other Name(s):

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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)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

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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.

1 Review - Mars Madness Hibiscus Show Reviews

  • 4
    hardy plant

    Posted by Tammy Boone on May 2nd 2022

    I was a bit worried after seeing that my order had been delivered and one of the plants looked like it wasn't going to make it. I planted both, and now they've both come back to life.