Hibiscus ‘Plum Crazy’

(Hibiscus 'Plum Crazy')


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Plum Crazy’ is a compact, vigorous, sturdy, rounded, somewhat shrubby, woody-based hibiscus cultivar which typically grows to 3-4′ tall. Features purplish-green foliage and dinner plate-sized, 5-petaled, hollyhock-like flowers (7-8″ diameter) which are among the largest flowers produced by any perennial.  Flowers are plum (rose-purple) with darker purple veining and a very dark purple central eye.

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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 'Plum Crazy'

Botanical Name

Hibiscus 'Plum Crazy'


5 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





Soil Condition

Average to Wet Soils

Water Needs


Blooming Period

mid to late summer

Flower Color

Plum purple



Foliage Color

Purplish green

Deer Resistant


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