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Hibiscus Fireball

This striking Hibiscus boasts bright red, 10” blooms on dark foliage. Fireball is a true show-stopper in the summer garden! PP#13631 (Hibiscus)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 48-60" tall, 24-36" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
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 1HIB
Common Name Hardy Hibiscus
Botanical Name Hibiscus
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Flower Size 10" flowers
Estimated Mature Height 48-60" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" 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 Purple
Foliage Dark purple foliage.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Fireball will stop traffic in your garden with bright red, 10” blooms offset by dark foliage.

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. Its 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. Its an incredible story of three men who loved plants. Here's their site: Fleming Flower Fields.

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5.0

Beautiful Plant

By Shirley W.

from Osceola, Arkansas

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        Comments about Hibiscus Fireball:

        I probably will plant this flower in my yard next spring. I felt that I ordered it a little late to plant it there this past spring, so I planted it in a large flower pot. It grew beautifully and had some beautiful flowers.

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        By Sad Nana

        from Penndel, PA

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          • Dead
          • I Thought It Was Dormant
          • It Never Grew Any Leaves

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            Comments about Hibiscus Fireball:

            My plants arrived together on one package. One had leaves and the other was just a stick. I know this is how they look when they are dormant so I didn't complain and planted it. It never revived. Considering the price I am quite disappointed.

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            Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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