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Hibiscus Lady Baltimore

Lady Baltimore is a luscious pinkish/purple with pure red eye-zone. Flowers up to 10 or 12 inches across. PP#04721 (Hibiscus)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Size: 48-60" tall (4-5 feet), 24-36" 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 8SHRUB
Common Name Hardy Hibiscus
Botanical Name Hibiscus
Special Groups N/A
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Evergreen N/A
Flower Size 6-8 inch flowers
Estimated Mature Height 48-60" tall (4-5 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Amount of Rain N/A
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Borders, Showy Flowers
Additional Information N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Lady Baltimore is one of the most widely grown of these hardy hibiscus hybrids. The bi-coloring of pink and red is stunning.

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 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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Reviews

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American MeadowsHibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant
 
3.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (4)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid gardener (3), Casual hobbyist (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Hi lady B. Hibiscus turned out Nice

      Lady Baltimore Hibiscus turned out very nice.

      Lady Baltimore Hibiscus turned out very nice.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It's a dud!

      Planted this exactly as the tag instructed, within a week the branch was brittle and hollow feeling. It was completely dead!!! Never grew the tiniest little bit I was so disappinted after seeing...Read complete review

      Planted this exactly as the tag instructed, within a week the branch was brittle and hollow feeling. It was completely dead!!! Never grew the tiniest little bit I was so disappinted after seeing all the pictures! Not sure if I just got a dud but these are awful! I bought two of them and both had the same problem!

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      4.0

      It grew, I would buy it again if need be

      By Ken flower/photag.

      from AuGres, Mi.

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

        I'm looking forward to what it will be next season, as I just planted it in May of 13'. It did grow, it didn't bloom, but I did not expect it to bloom in this first season.

         
        1.0

        Did not survive

        By flower lover

        from Hope Id

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

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          Cons

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              Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

              Arrived looking sad and I did try to nurse it along with lots of TLC but it did not survive and I could have placed it in a bad location or not enough sun? Who knows but it didn't make it and I'm sad.

               
              1.0

              It's a dud!

              By Beckyspokane

              from Spokane ,WA

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

              Planted this exactly as the tag instructed, within a week the branch was brittle and hollow feeling. It was completely dead!!! Never grew the tiniest little bit I was so disappinted after seeing all the pictures! Not sure if I just got a dud but these are awful! I bought two of them and both had the same problem!

               
              5.0

              easy to grwo

              By perinnally garderner

              from carmel, indinana

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Beautiful flowers

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

                beautiful flowers and so easy to grow

                 
                5.0

                wonderful plant

                By Mag

                from Smyrna, TN

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

                This plant has exceeded my expectations. It is taller than me and the blooms are still coming.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Most Incredible Plant I've Ever Grown

                By Bill

                from Near Tampa, Florida.

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fast growing
                • Tons Of Flowers

                Cons

                • Blooms only last one day

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

                  When I got the plant, it was tiny. Only a few inches high. I was not impressed. However, when I transplanted it into a one gallon pot, I noticed that the root system was very large and dense. Incredibly, it grew to 24 inches high within four weeks, and I had to put it in a 6 gallon pot. Then it grew to 42 inches (about full size) at 7 weeks old and started to flower. I counted 35 flowers over the next 3 weeks or so ! Then it rested for a few weeks. Now at 11 weeks old it is 45 inches high and has the start of about 30 more buds showing !
                  (This is August 9.) I've never had a plant do this well so soon. And the blooms are huge. I call it my "plant from outer space." Highly recommended.

                  P.S. I planted it in 30% Peat Moss,30% Rose Garden Soil, 30% Black Kow, and 10% Perlite.

                  I had identical growth results from a Kopper King ordered at the same time, but the Kopper King had only 10 blooms at first and is not showing signs of any more buds yet. But,I would also give it 5 stars.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lady Baltimore has performed beautifully

                  By Melody

                  from Palatka, Fl.

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

                      Yes I would recommend Lady Baltimore Hibiscus to anyone.
                      It has performed beautifully. Has not stopped blooming.
                      It requires a lot of water and organic matter.
                      This makes seven Hibiscus which I have on my property.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Hi lady B. Hibiscus turned out Nice

                      By harlow

                      from Lecanto Florida

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Large Bulb Size
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Pest Resistant
                      • Reliable Growth
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                      • Colors Not As Expected

                      Best Uses

                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

                      Lady Baltimore Hibiscus turned out very nice.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      not good

                      By lolo

                      from Fair Lawn NJ

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

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                            Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

                            I have tried a couple of times to grow a hibiscus because I think they are beautiful. I loose the plant, I think the drought did not help.

                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            DID NOT SUVIVE

                            By BILL

                            from DETROIT MICHIGAN

                            About Me Getting Started

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lawn
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Lady Baltimore - Plant:

                                DID NOT SURVIVE LAST YEAR BUT RECEIVED NEW PLANT TO TRY AGAIN THIS YEAR

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