Luna Red Hibiscus are dramatic and impressive, producing compact, bushy plants with large eye-catching burgundy-red blooms up to 8″ wide. This North American native can be found growing in marshes and along stream beds from the east coast to the central part of the U. S. Blooms pop out from July to September or until the first frost. They are short-lived but new blooms continuously burst open to replace the spent blooms. In late winter trim the stalks back to about 4 inches above the ground and wait for the show to start all over in the spring.
Spacing: Plant 24″ to 30″ apart.
Height: Grows 30″ to 36″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Large blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Tips: Cut back dead stems in late winter to promote new spring growth.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes
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