Luna Red Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos. Spectacular, showy 6-8" flowers proliferate on this well-branched, bushy perennial year after year. It is heat and drought tolerant once established and its striking blooms make it an ideal plant for a mini hedge, containers or perennial beds! It is easy to grow and a popular image found on Hawaiian shirts and sarongs.Grows 2-3' tall and wide and flowers the first year. Blooms mid-summer until frost. Sold in three colors and a mix. Approximately 10 seeds/pkg.
Start seed 14-16 weeks before planting out. Cover seed with vermiculite and keep the soil evenly moist. Transplant seedlings into larger containers as soon as they are large enough to handle and space them so light can get to the base of the plant.
Pinching is not recommended. Prefers full sun and can be planted in soil near ponds or water gardens. Plants will also tolerate dry conditions once established. When planted in a row perennial Hibiscus makes a hedge 2 to 3 ft. tall, it can also be used in larger patio containers. For best results, water and fertilize regularly with an all-purpose fertilizer. Zones 5-9.