- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 3.5 Feet
- Mature Width 3.5 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4-9
If you are looking for a bit of the tropics for your garden, Summer in Paradise hardy hibiscus is the perfect choice. Although a North America native perennial, the large flowers convey an exotic tropical look and feel. Deep red buds unfurl to 7 to 8 inch wide flowers with overlapping petals. Summer in Paradise blooms top to bottom, an improvement over many older varieties, which have flowers only at the top.
Also called rose mallow, Summer in Paradise gets about 4 feet tall and wide. Consider using it as a summer shrub. These sun-loving plants prefer moist, well-drained soil. Regular watering will keep Summer in Paradise blooming. Butterflies visit this plant, which starts blooming in midsummer and keeps the show into early fall. Hardy hibiscus is deer resistant.
Summer in Paradise Hibiscus Care
Grow in full sun. This would be a good selection for a sunny spot in your landscape that may stay wet for a few days, or a rain garden. In nature, this species grows along the banks of rivers and creeks. Each flower lasts a day and removing spent blooms keeps the plant tidy. Hardy hibiscus is one of the last perennials to break ground, so don’t worry if you don’t see new growth until late spring or early summer. The perennial’s fast growth makes up for any lost time. Mulching well the first winter is recommended.
Cut back to the ground in late fall or early spring. Loppers will probably work better than hand pruners for cutting the stems. Be on the lookout for a couple of insects on hardy hibiscus. Japanese beetles and hibiscus sawfly favor these plants. Knock off the beetles into a bucket of soapy water and dump the water. Inspect the undersides of the leaves for sawfly larva and brush them off or remove heavily infested leaves.
Summer in Paradise Hibiscus Spacing
Use it as a thriller in a summer pot. Space about 40 inches apart in the landscape. Use as a specimen plant in a perennial garden or mixed in with shrubs.
Summer in Paradise Hibiscus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 3 - 3.5 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3.5 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spacing: 3.5 - 4 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink
|Flower Description: Hot Cerise Red
|Bloom Period: Midsummer to early fall
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Medium Green
|Foliage Description: Maple-like leaves that quickly fill in the habit to keep it appearing full and refined
|Seasonal Interest: Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
|Uses: Border Plant Specimen or Focal Point
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Scientific Name: Hibiscus hybrid USPP 28,730
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.
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Time of Order:
- 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.