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Hibiscus Walberton's Rose Moon

Hibiscus

Large, tropical flowers

An amazing new hardy hibiscus with huge flowers, up to 20cm (8ins) across, opening from fat, rounded buds in late summer and autumn. The petals are deep rose pink, marked with crimson towards the centre of the open flowers. The effect is striking and exotic for a hardy shrub. Upright in habit, with grey bark and fresh green leaves this is an excellent shrub for a mixed border, ideal behind earlier flowering perennials.

Where?

Plant in full sun in beds and borders where the plant has space to develop.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil. No pruning required, except to influence shape and size. This should be done in late winter.  

A new hardy hibiscus with blooms to rival the tropica Hawaiian flower

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 300 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 180 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 250 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September