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Red Night Blooming Hibiscus
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Red Night Blooming Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Color Form Red
Water Conditions 65-80° F, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 5'
Origin Farm Raised
Family Malvaceae
Lighting Direct Sun to Medium Shade
Placement Edge
Propagation Cuttings, Seeds
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Overview

Add a touch of the exotics to your water garden with the Red Night Blooming Hibiscus. This hardy perimeter plant features jagged, maroon leaves and creates a stunning contrast to the light and dark green leaves or colored blooms of your other pond plants. Its most beautiful feature, however, are its deep red flowers, which bloom during the late summer nights and serve as a beacon to passing butterflies and hummingbirds at daybreak.

Native to the tropics, this fast growing, easily cared for plant can reach an impressive 5-feet tall and 3-feet wide in a single growing season. Because of its growth tendencies, the Red Night Blooming Hibiscus benefits from regular thinning and pruning. For best growth, plant in the marginal areas of your water garden in water 2" to 6" deep. Overall, this plant is sensitive to frost and should be cut to the ground before winter. Zones 7 to 11.

Approximate Purchase Size: 12" to 18"

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