Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Cranberry Crush’

(Cranberry Crush Hardy Hibiscus)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

You will love the short but full, compact habit and scarlet red flowers of this Hibiscus selection from the Walters Gardens hybridizing program. It represents a breakthrough in Hibiscus hybridizing and an improvement over older cultivars with its pristine habit and substantial flowering ability over a long bloom period.

Since it is an indeterminate bloomer, the flowers are produced at the nodes all up the flowering stems rather than just at the top like some other cultivars. Near-black buds open to glossy, deep scarlet red, 7-8″ wide flowers with heavily overlapping petals. These dramatic blossoms cover the plant from midsummer to early fall. They are set against a perfect backdrop of glossy deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves with slight purple overtones.

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Description

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.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Botanical Name

Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush'

Common Name

Cranberry Crush Hardy Hibiscus

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

4'

Width

4-5'

Soil Condition

Average to Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid to late summer

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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