Hibiscus 'Cherry Choco Latte' PP 30,738

Cherry Choco Latte Hardy Mallow

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Item #: 13758

Zones: 4a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Hibiscus 'Cherry Choco Latte' is the new and improved version of Walters Gardens' Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake'. The key difference is mature size, which is 4' tall x 4' wide, compared to 5' tall x 5' wide for its parent. The stalks are clothed with dark purple foliage, and adorned, starting for us in late June with a dense show of giant 9" wide, rich pink flowers, each highlighted by dramatic red veining and a large bright eye zone.


Hardy hibiscus are a very low maintenance perennials, provided they are growing in the proper conditions. When the plants go dormant in winter, the stalks remain upright and sturdy. We prefer to leave them to give birds a place to perch. The structure also helps the garden remain much more interesting in winter than a flat carpet of brown mulch.

Hibiscus sawfly is the #1 pest of most hibiscus, causing skeletonized leaves. These can be treated with a beneficial bacteria product like Dipel, which contains BT bacillus.

Growing Conditions:

Hibiscus like 'Cherry Choco Latte' grow naturally in standing shallow water, although they are quite drought tolerant for short period. The drier the soil, the more the plants will be stressed, which increases the severity of insect damage.

Garden Value:

Perennial hardy hibiscus add an upright garden form to the garden, as well as summer flowering when many spring perennials have finished flowering or gone dormant.Also, there are few plants with such a floral show that tolerates wet soil.

Natural Impacts:

Bees are the primarily pollinators of all of the herbaceous, hardy hibiscus.