Hibiscus - Midnight Marvel
Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' PP24079
Mature Height: 4 ft.
Mature Spread: 4 ft.
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We absolutely love this native rose mallow Hibiscus because it is simply and truly a show stopper. Coming in at 4’ tall and wide, the deep dark green-bronze foliage with maple like leaves is gorgeous on its own. Then the blooms come, and you realize that gorgeous foliage, it's simply a backdrop for what's to come. Large bright green buds emerge and explode into 8-9” hot red blooms that stay with the plant from midsummer to fall. The symmetry, the shape and the size of these blooms… I mean look at the picture because words are not enough. ‘Midnight Marvel’ was selected because the blooms will cover the plant from ground-level up rather than just appearing at the top like some cultivars of this species. Makes a great specimen plant, or alternative to shrubs in the garden. Plant one or a few and you won’t be disappointed. We suggest you plant Midnight Marvel in full sun to achieve the deepest darkest foliage.
How we ship Hibiscus - Rose Mallow
Hibiscus are planted in the spring and grown into sizable 3 gallon plants through one year. We sell them locally through the summer and fall, into the next spring, once we feel we've added good value to the size of the plant, we will ship them after one year of growth bare root until they emerge from dormancy. Hibiscus always emerge late so this gives us a spring window for online sales. You will receive the equivalent of a 3 gallon potted plant in a bag with moist material. It should be potted or planted within the first few days of receiving it.
Photo Credit: Walters Gardens
|Large 8-9" sports car red flowers
|Midsummer to early fall
|Genus & Species:
|Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' PP24079
|2 or more ft.
|Crown level with the soil line
|Spring or fall
|Moist to wet soil, maintain moisture. Tolerates poor soil.
|Full sun (6+ hours) to part shade
|4 to 9
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Hibiscus - Midnight Marvel
Caring for hibiscus is not difficult, but the plants do require some maintenance. Site selection is important, so plant in an area that receives lots of sun, but also will remain sufficiently moist. Keeping hibiscus well watered will result in the largest and fullest flowers and foliage. Occasional deadheading is recommended to keep the plant looking its best, but isn’t strictly necessary. It is best to plant hibiscus before the heat of summer arrives to give it time to establish and a thick layer of mulch is recommended to ensure soil moisture is maintained. As always, we recommend a hardwood mulch, because it is simply the best for retaining moisture and only improves as it is refreshed each year. Be aware that hibiscus is one of the last plants to arrive each year - so you’ll probably think it is dead and freak out a little bit, but be patient and your patience will be rewarded. Hibiscus is a target for Japanese beetles, since beetle numbers vary from year to year, be prepared to treat them or pick them off regularly.