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Hibiscus Blue River II

This Hibiscus’ giant, pure white blooms will amaze in the sunlight and illuminate the garden after dark. Blue River’s stunning, blue-green foliage provides a lovely contrast with the snow white blooms. (Hibiscus moscheutos)

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Size: 48-60" tall (4-5 feet), 30-36" 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 6SHRUB
Common Name Hardy Hibiscus
Botanical Name Hibiscus moscheutos
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Flower Size Up to 10 inch flowers
Estimated Mature Height 48-60" tall (4-5 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 30-36" 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 Green
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
Gardeners who grow this beauty can't oooh and ahhh enough. The pristine pure white flowers open to at least 10 inches, and simply light up a garden--dazzling by day, dramatic after dark. By the way, the name is in honor of the Blue River in Oklahoma, where the hybridizer found one of the native hibiscus species used in his crosses.

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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4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Long bloom time (3)

Cons

  • Short bloom time (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4), Casual hobbyist (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful the first year!

I put some of the Hibiscus in a client landscape & it did very well (ideal conditions)by growing to about 4' the first year with continuous blooms as expected. Read complete review

I put some of the Hibiscus in a client landscape & it did very well (ideal conditions)by growing to about 4' the first year with continuous blooms as expected.

In my own garden with more stressful conditions it was slow to start but once established produced nicely. I'm starting to see shoots already despite a difficult winter in KS & a cold Spring.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

Bought this plant for my boss, he admires my Lord Baltimore hibiscus, but wanted white for his yard. This plant has been in ground since 3rd week of May, and NO SIGNS OF...Read complete review

Bought this plant for my boss, he admires my Lord Baltimore hibiscus, but wanted white for his yard. This plant has been in ground since 3rd week of May, and NO SIGNS OF LIFE. He watered faithfully and has a beautiful garden, but this one just did not spring to life. GREAT NEWS though American Meadows will ship him a new plant next season. They stand by their guarantee.

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1.0

Disappointed

By CrazyLady

from Chicago burbs

Verified Reviewer

Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

Bought this plant for my boss, he admires my Lord Baltimore hibiscus, but wanted white for his yard. This plant has been in ground since 3rd week of May, and NO SIGNS OF LIFE. He watered faithfully and has a beautiful garden, but this one just did not spring to life. GREAT NEWS though American Meadows will ship him a new plant next season. They stand by their guarantee.

 
5.0

I love this company!

By Fox Nikki

from Cheshire Ma

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Short Bloom Time

Best Uses

  • Large Areas

Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

I Love Hibiscus plants so hardy and soo pretty! Show stopper!

 
5.0

Beautiful Hibiscus Blue River

By basset baby

from Rome, GA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

    Planted in a new flower bed. Recommended to me by my son, a Senior Horticulturist. Has grown and bloomed beautifully.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this Hibiscus again!

    By Ken/Flower Photag

    from AuGres, Mi.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Bloomed In First Season
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

      This 'Hibiscus' bloomed in its first season, the blooms were larger than the plant, it was quite something. Looking forward to its second season impatiently.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stunning by the shore

      By Salty Gardener

      from Stamford CT

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

        I am rebuilding border gardens washed away by coastal flooding in Hurricane Sandy. The soil is still pretty traumatized, and the seedlings seemed so delicate, so I didn't expect much in the first season. Therefore I was surprised with how strong,healthy and fast they grew, and delighted with the large and prolific blooms in the first season. I planted three close together, and the blooms were stunning with miscanthus in the background. Perennial hibiscus doesn't seem to mind salt (unless it get washed away) so I am really looking forward to next year's blooms!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful blooms.

        By Jerry L

        from N.Y.

        About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

        This arrived undamaged and bloomed 10" flowers the first season.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hibiscus Blue River

        By Lily

        from Elkview WV

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Flowere
        • Easy to grow
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

            This is a beautiful plant. I planted it by our cellar house and it has done very well. Seems to like a lot of sun. It is a stand out plant. I have a red one beside of it and they go well together.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Big Blooms!

            By Marty the Flower Lady

            from Cloverdale, Indiana

            About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

              My neighbor asked me what the pretty white flower was in my yard,he said it really looked good from his yard.
              Even though we had a draught this summer, it bloomed huge pretty blooms all summer long. I am sure it will get bigger next year as this was it's first year. I am looking forward to seeing it bloom next year. I may order another one for the other side of my yard.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              High Performer!

              By Rose of Sharon

              from Las Cruces, NM

              About Me Master Gardener

              Pros

              • Grows like a weed
              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth
              • Tons of huge white blooms

              Cons

              • Short Bloom Time

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

              This plant is a fast grower. It has grown 4' from a rootball with no visible growth. The blooms are large, extremely prolific and last a couple of days. It has bloomed twice this year and was only planted this spring. It will take up as much space as a large shrub. How it winters remains to be seen.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful the first year!

              By Laura

              from Gardner, KS

              About Me Professional Landscaper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Vigorous

              Cons

              • Slower start

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus Blue River II:

              I put some of the Hibiscus in a client landscape & it did very well (ideal conditions)by growing to about 4' the first year with continuous blooms as expected.

              In my own garden with more stressful conditions it was slow to start but once established produced nicely. I'm starting to see shoots already despite a difficult winter in KS & a cold Spring.

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

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