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Watermelon Ruffles Hibiscus

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Watermelon Ruffles is a garden showstopper. This vividly pink Hibiscus is indeterminate, meaning that it produces flower after flower along the length of its stems for a long-lasting display of blooms late into the fall. Watermelon Ruffle is a hybrid that has all of the best parts of perennial hibiscus including extraordinary heat and cold tolerance. The hardest part of growing this stunning plant is being patient for it to emerge at the end of spring.

While this Hibiscus will attract all native and beneficial pollinators to your garden, deer and rabbits rarely bother the foliage. Even though perennial Hibiscus is slow to start in the spring, it quickly makes up for lost time by growing one or more inches a day. The large and tropical foliage will dress up any late-season garden and make a great backdrop to earlier blooming perennials like bearded iris, peony, or lower-growing ornamental grasses. Use Watermelon Ruffles as a specimen plant or to fill in spots where earlier blooming perennials have already gone dormant for the season. 

Watermelon Ruffles Hibiscus Care

Plant Watermelon Ruffles Hibiscus in average garden soil with good drainage. Fertilize annually with a granular slow-release food formulated for flowering perennials and shrubs. Watering is key to keeping Hibiscus growing steadily and blooming well. One inch of water a week is required even after the plants have fully established. Using soaker hoses or drip irrigation is the best way to keep the soil moderately moist around the root zone and protect the foliage and flowers from overhead watering. 

Your plant may need short-term protection from Japanese beetles, depending on where you live. Fine mesh insect netting can be wrapped around the plant before the beetles emerge in late June or early July. The netting can be removed once “beetle season” has finished. 

Deadhead Watermelon Ruffles carefully to avoid damaging the developing buds along the stem. No pinching of the stems or pruning for shape is required. Cut back the previous season’s growth late in the spring as new growth emerges. Long-handled loppers will be needed to cut the thickest stems back to ground level. Loosely mulch the growth points with 3-4 inches of finely shredded leaves or arborist chips to provide insulation during the winter months. Remove any mulch covering the crown in the spring before growth begins. 

Watermelon Ruffles Hibiscus Spacing

Watermelon Hibiscus has a dense mounded shape with a height and width of 5 feet. Space plants 5 feet apart to allow plenty of air circulation and space for this quick growing perennial. 

Watermelon Ruffles Hibiscus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Magenta Pink
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Watermelon Ruffles Hibiscus
Other Name(s): Hardy Hibiscus
Scientific Name: Hibiscus hybrid

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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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