Disco Belle Hibiscus
(Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle')
Summertime color in the perennial border is a must, and few plants provide the
explosion of color you get by planting Disco Belle Hibiscus. These perennial
hibiscus, though they freeze back to the ground each winter, return with renewed
vigor and beauty each summer, cloaking the plant in pink, red or white flowers
that can be as big as a paper plate. Though individual flowers only last one
day, they continue to flower over a three- to four-week period and create a
beautiful display. Use this perennial hibiscus in the back of the perennial
border, as a part of the mixed shrub border or as a specimen plant. It wonít
start growing until warm weather arrives, but then it grows quickly. Blooms are
produced in midsummer.
- Height: 2 to 3 feet.
- Spread: 2 to 3 feet.
- Exposure: Full sun to afternoon shade.
- Hardiness: Hardy statewide, zones 4 to 8.
- Planting Season: Best planted in the spring.
- Culture: Donít crowd the plant and make sure it gets some water
during the driest part of the summer.
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