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Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus

True red flowers and wine-purple foliage

Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus

True red flowers and wine-purple foliage

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This exciting new plant is a real show-stopper with its huge 8-9" flowers of pure red that absolutely glow against the richest purple foliage in the genus. Since buds occur not just at the stem tips but all down the stems, the flowers open over an unusually long time, starting in midsummer and not quitting until well into fall.

Neat and compact, it tops out at about 4' tall and 4 1/2' wide, so it doesn't have to be relegated to the back of the border as older, bigger varieties did. Being native to swampy areas, it loves moist, rich soils, but adapts well to dryer, poorer conditions, though it blooms best if watered during drought. The leaves attain best color in full sun, so pick a sunny spot for your plant. In late fall when stems have turned brown, cut them back to 6" and mulch for the winter, especially in zone 4. Zones 4 (with protection)-9. Bareroot. Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' PPAF. Full Sun.

Deer tend to avoid.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 4 - 5 feet
  • Flowering Date Mid summer to Early Fall
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade

We ship this item in Spring.

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'
    • Common Name: Midnight Marvel Hibiscus
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    • Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet
    • Spread: 4 - 5 feet
    • Spacing: 4 - 5 feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
    • Flowering Date: Mid summer to Early Fall
    • Winter Care: Mulch heavily the first winter
    • Type of Fruit: n/a
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Flower Color: red
    • Flower Form: 8-9'' Cup shaped flowers. Petals overlap each other on 1 side.
    • Foliage Type: Deep Burgundy lance shaped leaves.
    • Pruning: Can deadhead to improve the appearance of the plant.
    • Pruning Time: After flowering.
    • Soil Requirement: Moist, well drained soil.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


    When will my order ship?

    Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

    *Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

    2017 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
    1A-4B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    5A 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    5B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    6A 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    6B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    7A & 7B 4/3/17 - 6/23/17
    8A & 8B 2/20/17 - 5/26/17
    9A - 10B 2/13/17 - 5/26/17
    Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 19th, 2017
    Zones 8-10: May 22nd, 2017

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