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Luna™ Red Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Red'
Luna™ Red Hibiscus flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5
Other Names: Rose Mallow, Hardy Hibiscus
Group/Class: Luna Series
Brand: PanAmerican Seed
A very compact version of this perennial featuring showy ruffled, dinner-plate, red flowers with creamy stamens; attractive, glossy, dark-green/bronze leaves; ideal for the mixed garden border or in mass; do not allow to dry to wilting point
Luna™ Red Hibiscus features bold burgundy round flowers with creamy white eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. Its large glossy oval leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Luna™ Red 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Luna™ Red Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Luna™ Red Hibiscus will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
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