Hibiscus ‘Fireball

(Hibiscus 'Fireball')


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Taller and more upright selection of showy Hibiscus forms a large clump of deeply dissected, dark green leaves which become flushed with purple in summer. Large 8-10in, bright red flowers with a small, darker eye are produced at the tip of each branch. The maple-like green leaves are flushed with purple and the sturdy stems display red veining.

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Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. Best in moist, organically rich soils, but does surprisingly well in average garden soils as long as those soils are not allowed to dry out. Deep and consistent watering is advisable. Tolerates some light shade, but full sun with good air circulation produces best flowers, strongest stems and the best environment for resisting potential diseases. Site in locations protected from wind to minimize risk of wind burn. Deadhead individual flowers immediately to maintain plant appearance. Cut back stems to approximately 3-4 inches in late autumn. New growth shoots are slow to emerge in spring. However, once new growth begins, it proceeds quite rapidly and plants will benefit from regular fertilization during the growing season. May be propagated by division or cuttings.

Additional information

Common Name

Hibiscus 'Fireball'

Botanical Name

Hibiscus 'Fireball


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


4 to 6 ft.


to 3 ft.

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs


Blooming Period

late summer

Flower Color




Foliage Color

reddish green

Deer Resistant


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