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Hibiscus Kopper King

This Hibiscus is named after its copper-colored foliage that provides a dramatic contrast with its giant, pink blooms. The enormous blooms will not only provide a spectacular show, but will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. PP#10793 (Hibiscus)

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Size: 36-42" tall, 24-48" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 7SHRUB
Common Name Hardy Hibiscus
Botanical Name Hibiscus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Flower Size 10-12 inch flowers
Estimated Mature Height 36-42" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-48" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Burgundy
Foliage Maple like leaves in copper tones.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Borders, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Kopper King is one of the most famous, and still one of the most popular, hybrid hibiscus varieties. On a shrub only 3 to 4 ft. tall, its huge flowers always light up any garden and amaze. The foliage is unique--finely cut and decorative and of a dark, coppery color, creating great contrast with the huge flowers. Kopper King is a beauty and one of the hybrids that made the Fleming Brothers famous. (See the Fleming story below.)

The Hardy Hibiscus is the result of hybridizing our own little-known North American native wildflower shrubs, the tall wild hibiscus species, mostly one called Hibiscus moscheutos.

Do not confuse these hardy ones with the beautiful tropical ones used as houseplants. That's H. rosa-sinensis, the Chinese Hibiscus, and the national flower of Malaysia. It’s also the one everyone enjoys in landscaping in Miami and in Hawaii. If you don't live in those frost-free places, you'll love the hardy types.

The Hardy Hibiscus is the result of hybridizing our own little-known North American native wildflower shrubs, the tall wild hibiscus species, mostly one called Hibiscus moscheutos.

Do not confuse these hardy ones with the beautiful tropical ones used as houseplants. That's H. rosa-sinensis, the Chinese Hibiscus, and the national flower of Malaysia. It’s also the one everyone enjoys in landscaping in Miami and in Hawaii. If you don't live in those frost-free places, you'll love the hardy types.

The fantastic Hardy Hibiscus hybrids are one of gardenings best-kept secrets, unless one of your neighbors happens to have one. They make glossy green shrubs about 4 or 5 feet tall, and in mid and late summer cover themselves with dinnerplate-sized flowers in a selection of colors.

How the Hardy Hibiscus hybrids happened: One of the earliest sensations in this group was the famous hybrid, Lord Baltimore, followed by Lady Baltimore which was developed during the 1970s.

But those two were only the beginning. Like most sensational groups of hybridized plants, there is usually a passionate person behind it all. In this case, its three people--the famous Fleming Brothers of Lincoln, Nebraska. Years ago, Jim, Bob, and Dave Fleming became interested in the sort of rangy native hibiscus species they knew from the wild. Their mother was the Nebraska State Naturalist, so all three of them grew up as native plant experts. To make a long story short, they spent their entire lives hybridizing and are the creators of many very famous perennials in the market today, but the most famous are the Fleming Hibiscus Hybrids. These patented plants include the world-famous Robert Fleming, Kopper King and many others. The last Fleming brother passed away just a few years ago, but their own wholesale nursery is still in business, and you can visit their website. You'll see fascinating photos and read all about the brothers and their fantastic legacy of fine flowers. It's an incredible story of three men who loved plants. Here's their site: Fleming Flower Fields.

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  • Vivid colors (3)

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      5.0

      Excellent, very beautiful plant.

      By Kelly

      from Georgia

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      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Vivid Colors

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          Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Kopper King:

          This plant arrived as a tiny, dead looing stick. I planted it and cared for it and it grew like crazy. Within 4 months it was 3 feet tall and producing lovely, huge pink blooms. I am very happy with this plant.

           
          5.0

          All plants thriving

          By Nd13

          from Monmouth, ME

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          Pros

          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Susceptible to Pests

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Kopper King:

            Had no issues with this plant and i got three. Not blooming yet as it is the first year but cant wait for next year.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Very Happy

            By oleganny

            from Indiana

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                  Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Kopper King:

                  I ordered 2 plants in the early spring because my son-in-law likes them so much. Of course they arrived looking like twigs in a small pot & we were delayed in planting because of rain. Before the ground was dry enough to plant them, they were already putting out leaves still in the pot. We planted them along the edge of the yard & they have grown to about 18" high now & filling out nicely, also. No blooms this year, but am confident we will have beautiful flowers next year. I am thinking about buying more next year with the objective of having a hibiscus "border" along that side of the yard.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Bloomed the first year

                  By Schultz

                  from St. Charles, IL

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                      Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Kopper King:

                      Amazing growth in first year in zone 5 . No doubt we will have a great display next year!

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My Daughter Loves it!

                      By oleganny

                      from north central Indiana

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                      Pros

                      • Reliable Growth

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Kopper King:

                        I ordered 2 of these plants rather late in the season for my daughter. When they arrived she was a bit disappointed since they looked like dead twigs in a tiny pot. The weather had turned cold & wet, so we were delayed about 2 weeks getting them in the ground, but we kept them moist. Before they went in the ground they had already developed a couple of tiny leaves each, & once planted, they are growing by leaps & bounds. Although they've only been planted about a month, they are about 12" tall & leafed out completely. We love the beautiful foliage. Not sure if we will get flowers this year or not, but even if we don't the plant is still beautiful.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        WOW! WONDERFUL! GREATEST!

                        By Kay

                        from Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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                        Pros

                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Reliable Growth
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Erosion Control
                          • Raised Beds

                          Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Kopper King:

                          I have my hibiscus planted next to my house where it gets all day sun. I love this plant, it is so beautiful. I have spent 3yrs in Hawaii and this hibiscus looks every bit as beautiful as the ones in Hawaii.

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