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Summer Spice® Bleu Brulee™ Hibiscus
Summer Spice® Bleu Brulee™ Hibiscus flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Rose Mallow, Hardy Hibiscus
Group/Class: Summer Spice Series
Brand: J. Berry Nursery
This bold garden perennial features showy ruffled, large, smoky steel blue flowers with contrasting red eyes; attractive, lobed dark-green leaves; ideal for the mixed garden border or in mass; do not allow to dry to wilting point
Summer Spice® Bleu Brulee™ Hibiscus features bold steel blue round flowers with crimson eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall. Its serrated lobed leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Summer Spice® Bleu Brulee™ Hibiscus is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Summer Spice® Bleu Brulee™ Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Summer Spice® Bleu Brulee™ Hibiscus will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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 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.