DRAMATIC, DEEP RED BLOOMS THAT REACH UP TO 8'' IN SIZE
- Large, burgundy flowers appear in mid-summer and offer a tropical feel to landscapes
- The deep green foliage serves as a lovely contrast to the velvety red flowers all summer long
- As a prolific bloomer, the show seems is never-ending from mid-summer into fall
- This exotic plant attracts butterflies and other pollinators but is deer resistant
- Stunning addition to cottage gardens, rain gardens or as a stand-alone focal point
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
- Mature Height: 3-4' tall
- Mature Width: 4-5' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Light Shade
- Spacing: 4-6' apart
Why plant Blackberry Merlot Rose Mallow?
In midsummer, when the temperatures are so high and all you want to do is hide in your house in the air conditioning, not much is going to draw you outside. That is, of course, unless you have the stunning Blackberry Merlot Rose Mallow planted in your landscape! It's at that time that this late season bloomer awakens and begins to put out bud after bud of deep red to burgundy blooms that can span 8''across! These glorious blooms rest on deep green foliage which creates a wonderful contrast against the colorful flowers. Of course, you aren't the only one who enjoys the tropical vibe these flowers offer - bees and butterflies are frequent visitors as well!
How to use Blackberry Merlot Rose Mallow in the landscape?
The Blackberry Merlot Rose Mallow offers stunning visual appeal in cottage gardens, rain gardens or as a show stopping standalone plant. With as amazing as these flowers are, you want to be sure to plant it where you can enjoy them year after year!
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How To Plant Blackberry Merlot Rose Mallow
Be sure to plant the Blackberry Merlot Rose Mallow in a location that offers full sun to part shade and it prefers a moist but well-draining soil. Have some patience when it comes to this Hibiscus, as they are one of the last ones to break dormancy in spring!
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
For fuller plants, pinch the tips of each stem when they are between 6 and 8" tall. This will force your plants to branch and to generate more flowers.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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