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Summerific® French Vanilla Hibiscus

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Ships Week of 5/16/22

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 3.5 - 4 Feet
  • Width 3.5 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4-9

Add sophistication to your summer garden with this showstopper. This Rose Mallow has it all: giant crepe-papery blooms and adaptability to most soils. Emerging from soft yellow buds, the 7-8-inch ruffled flowers are a creamy yellow that become whiter with the summer heat. Each has a dazzling red center. Enhanced by deep green foliage and red stems, the flowers bloom from midsummer to early fall and are the plant’s claim to fame. This hybrid Hibiscus grows to a height of 42-48 inches.

It is a North American native with a compact, graceful, rounded habit. Deer hate it; bees and hummingbirds love it. Use it in the landscape or border as a specimen or focal point. It is equally at home in a cottage garden and in a rain garden.

Summerific® French Vanilla Hibiscus Care

Plant this easy Hibiscus in well-drained soil – when established it can tolerate a wide range of soils from dry to boggy. Amend the soil with organic matter. It has average to high watering requirements. Fertilize in early spring with a granular rose fertilizer. You can plant this sun-lover in part sun to sun. It prefers acidic soil with a pH of less than 7, so you may need to add acidity with peat moss.

Even though they have woody stems, Rose Mallows (unlike Rose of Sharon) die back to the ground each winter because they are herbaceous perennials. They are late to emerge in the spring, but once they do, they are very fast growing. They need no special treatment or winter care; just cut off the stems once they go dormant. You may add mulch for winter protection if you wish.

Summerific® French Vanilla Hibiscus Spacing

Space them 42-48 inches apart. Consider planting them at the back of the flower border with summer annuals and perennials in front – try zinnias, daylilies, and celosias.

Summerific® French Vanilla Hibiscus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 3.5 - 4 Feet
Mature Width: 3.5 - 4 Feet
Plant Spacing: 3.5 - 4 Feet
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White, Yellow
Flower Shade: Creamy Custard Yellow
Seasonal Interest: Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Uses: Border Plant Landscape Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Hibiscus 'French Vanilla' PPAF CPBRAF

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

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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.