Luna Rose Hibiscus

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Hardy Hibiscus Luna ‘Rose’ presents breathtakingly beautiful 6-8" raspberry-rose flowers that steal the show in the midsummer garden. Perfect for containers, or use them where they can be savored. A sturdy, compact form that doesn’t need pruning, Luna ‘Rose’ lights up the summer garden. Their almost unearthly quality and easy-to-grow nature place them at the top of our must-have list. (Hibiscus)
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall , 20-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to early fall
SizePlant - 2" Pot
SKUAM015024

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
24-36" tall x 20-24" wide. Hardy Hibiscus Luna ‘Rose’ makes a wonderful addition to the summer garden, blooming from midsummer to frost. The large deep-rose flowers with a ruby center are pollinator favorites, attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Compact plants with dark green leaves need no pruning, plant them in compost-enriched well-drained soil in a sunny location where the soil can be kept moist. They may die back in winter but will appear again once the soil has warmed in late spring. Luna ‘Rose’ will do its best when given a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) once a month during the summer. Mulch well in the winter for the first few years as the plant gets established.
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SKUAM015024
Item Package Size
Plant - 2" Pot
Common Name
Luna Rose Dwarf Hardy Hibiscus
Botanical Name
Hibiscus moscheutos Luna Rose
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Flower Size
8" flowers
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
20-24" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Broad-ovate and lanceolate leaves with toothed margins are green and white-hairy underneath.
Soil Type
Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Advantages
Good For Containers
Ideal Region
Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

How to Grow and Care For Hardy Hibiscus

Planting - How Hibiscus Arrives

When you receive your Hardy Hibiscus plant from American Meadows, it could look like a pot of soil with sticks. Seems disappointing, but looks are deceiving because actually there is a thriving strong root system below the soil. The hibiscus is dormant and hasn’t emerged yet. We want you to successfully grow and care for your Hardy Hibiscus. To start planting, there are a few growing conditions to consider before planting.

Planting Needs

Hardy Hibiscus thrives best in well drained soil, amended with organic matter. Hibiscus prefers acidic soil. To add acidity to your soil, add Peat moss or potting soil to your garden. If your soil is mostly clay, consider planting Hibiscus in a raised bed, this helps to eliminate water buildup.

The best time to plant Hardy Hibiscus is after all danger of frost has passed. To plant, dig a hole double the size of the pot and set the plant in, the crown of the plant should rest just at or above the soil surface. Press the new loose dirt around the plant and water. If you water and the base of the plant shows, add more soil. If you are planting multiple Hibiscus, space plants 2 to 3 ft apart in the garden. Although the plant maybe small, these beauties reach 48” – 72” Tall.

Location and Light

Hardy Hibiscus is slow to emerge in cold springs or early summers, so be patient. Hardy Hibiscus does best in full sun. They will grow in partial shade, but growth and flowering will suffer. If you live in areas with very hot summers, during the hottest part of the day, Hibiscus may need shade. Hibiscus should be planted along, or in the back of perennial flower beds.

After Planting Care for Years of Growth

Fertilizer

Hibiscus needs lots of nutrients. There are a few ways to fertilize Hibiscus. One option is in the spring; apply a layer of compost around the base of the plant. Or apply fertilizer with 10-4-12, 9-3-13 or 10-10-10 around the base of the hibiscus. Be careful not to add too much fertilizer, too much phosphorous will kill hibiscus.

Temperature

Hibiscus is hardy to zone 5. Hardy hibiscus benefits from warm temperatures for bud growth, so if it’s a cold spring or summer, growth will be slower. To keep Hibiscus warm apply a layer of mulch to protect Hibiscus in the winter and early spring.

Watering

Hibiscus needs both moist and well drained soil. If Hibiscus dries out to much it will drop all its foliage and will look like a bunch of dead sticks. When this happens don’t stress, it will re-bud, it’s the Hibiscus protecting its roots system. It’s important to not over water or underwater. If you are growing hibiscus in a container, plant your hibiscus in a pot with adequate drainage holes. Otherwise if Hibiscus is in water to long, its root will begin to rot.

Pruning

Hibiscus don’t need to be pruned. But if you choose to shape Hibiscus the best time to do so, is in late fall or winter depending on your location. Otherwise Hibiscus produces new growth every year from the ground up. To encourage branching and more flowers stalk, prune is in early summer when Hibiscus has starts to grow.

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