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Hibiscus 'Perfect Storm' PP 27,880

Perfect Storm Hardy Mallow

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Item #: 11951

Zones: 4a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States Hybrid

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


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Hibiscus 'Perfect Storm' is a 2015 Walters Gardens introduction that's the result of the next generation of breeding from Hibiscus 'Summer Storm'. This next gen selection is a much more compact plant to 3' tall, compared to its 7' cousin. The very dark purple foliage magnifies the intensity of the 8" wide blush pink flower with a brilliant red eye. Hibiscus 'Perfect Storm' is an amazing specimen for a site with moist-to-average garden soils where you're searching for a "look at me" moment. Flowering starts for us in late June and continues into September.

Maintenance:

Hibiscus 'Perfect Storm' is a very low maintenance perennial, 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 'Perfect Storm' 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.