- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
- Height 48-52 Inches Tall
- Spread 52-60 Inches Wide
- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun
Remember the song “Dancing Queen”? I believe they were thinking of Summerific ‘Ballet Slippers’ because she is the ballet queen in the garden! ‘Ballet Slippers’ is a large plant so give her some space in the garden to do her swirling dance. The 7 inch ruffled flowers are blushed with pink at the edges with a dark red eye.
‘Ballet Slippers’ is one of those showstoppers in the garden that will have people stopping by your home to ask what plant is that beautiful! Hibiscus is native to North America and attracts a number of pollinators including bees and hummingbirds and is deer resistant as well. She blooms from mid-summer to early fall giving your garden lots of color after many perennials have stopped blooming.
Summerific Ballet Slippers Hibiscus Care
For best results, plant in early spring before the heat begins. Best if planted in a moist but well-draining soil. Apply a heavy layer of mulch for the first winter to help protect again winter damage. The plant also does best in full sun. Water often for more and larger flowers. Cut it back in early spring before the new growth begins and you will be rewarded with multiple branches and more flowers. Just use a pair of loppers to cut the stems. You can even cut them back 2-3 times before July 4th for a mass of flowers or you can just cut in the spring and enjoy. Remember that it is one of the last plants to leaf out so don’t think it is dead. It is hardy from Zone 4a-Zone 9b.
Summerific Ballet Slippers Hibiscus Spacing
Because ‘Ballet Slippers’ is a star (at 4 ft. high) in the garden it is best used as a focal point in the garden or think of using it along a sidewalk as a large border plant. Imagine swirling blooms down a walkway or a driveway.
Summerific Ballet Slippers Hibiscus Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9|
|Flower Color(s): White & Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Summer to Fall|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height Class: Tall|
|Height: 48-52 Inches|
|Spread: 52-60 Inches|
|Spacing: 52-60 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Fall Interest; Long Blooming|
|Scientific Name: Summerific® 'Ballet Slippers' Hibiscus hybrid USPPAF|
|Common Name: Summerific® Ballet Slippers Hibiscus|
|Other Name(s): Rose Mallow; Hardy Perennial Hibiscus; Swamp Mallow|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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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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Standard Colors: 7-10 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
Time of Order:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
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.