A beautiful and bold garden perennial featuring bubblegum pink flowers with dark pink veining on large mounds of contrasting jet black foliage; ideal for beds, borders, or in mass; best performance in full sun
Summerific® Edge of Night Hibiscus features bold pink round flowers with hot pink veins at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. Its large glossy pointy leaves remain deep purple in color with hints of black throughout the season.
Summerific® Edge of Night Hibiscus is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Summerific® Edge of Night Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Summerific® Edge of Night Hibiscus will grow to be about 3 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 4 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!
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. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.