- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
The unmistakable flowers of the Hibiscus conjure images of warm summer days, and the Summerific® Lilac Crush Hibiscus will definitely make that dream a reality. This Hibiscus hybrid, also known as a Rose Mallow, has large 7- to 8-inch flowers. The overlapping petals look like they’re made from tissue paper and are lavender with subtle hints of blue and a dramatic dark eye. Blooms start to open in mid-summer and hang around through early fall.
This Hibiscus hybrid is native to North America, where it naturally grows in wetlands. Create a lovely flowering border or feature this shrub as a specimen planting. The beautiful flowers will attract hummingbirds, and fortunately, this stunner is deer-resistant. Leaves start to appear in late spring, but this plant quickly makes up for lost time and fills out very quickly. The Summerific® Lilac Crush Hibiscus is a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9.
Summerific® Lilac Crush Hibiscus Plant Care
Rose Mallow can live in part sun, but this plant really thrives with full sun. At least 6 hours of sunlight enables this plant to push out lots of gorgeous blooms during the summer. This plant has average water needs, and established plants need water once or twice a week but may need water more often during a dry spell. This plant naturally grows in damp conditions, but well-draining soil is essential because it does not like wet feet. Soil should have a 6.0 to 6.5 pH.
Prune the plant in the spring before new growth begins to appear. Giving the plant a trim will keep it at a more manageable size and encourage more growth. Remove spent flowers during the bloom cycle to promote more flowering. Feed the plant every 6 to 8 weeks using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
Summerific® Lilac Crush Hibiscus Plant Spacing
This blooming beauty will grow 60 to 66 inches tall and spread out 48 to 54 inches wide. When using this plant as a focal point or a standalone planting, position the center of the root ball at least 60 inches away from the nearest plant or building. Create a continuous hedge by spacing plants 48 to 54 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the neighboring plant.
Summerific® Lilac Crush Hibiscus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Flower Description: Lavender blue
|Bloom Period: Summer To Fall
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Summerific® Lilac Crush Hibiscus
|Scientific Name: Hibiscus hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
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.