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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Dave Fleming'

Dave Fleming Hibiscus

Perennial Hibiscus

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This sturdy and vigorous selection has a rounded upright shape and is covered with showy, huge, ruffled ruby-red flowers; attractive, glossy leaves have a maroon tint; ideal for the mixed garden border or in mass; do not allow to dry to wilting point

Description

This sturdy and vigorous selection has a rounded upright shape and is covered with showy, huge, ruffled ruby-red flowers; attractive, glossy leaves have a maroon tint; ideal for the mixed garden border or in mass; do not allow to dry to wilting point

Landscape Attributes

Dave Fleming Hibiscus is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Dave Fleming Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Dave Fleming Hibiscus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 feet

4 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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