Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'

Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'

Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' - Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'

Common Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: syriacus
Cultivar: 'Red Heart'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’ and the other syriacus cultivars are all deciduous shrubs. They have an upright habit making them ideal for the smaller garden if vertical space is not limited. As the name suggests, the flowers of Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’ have a red centre, but the majority of the flower is pure white. The flowers bloom from late July, throughout August and into September. The flowers are saucer-shaped and about 8cm in diameter. They will close up during periods of rain.
The leaves are bright green and have 3 lobes.
Flowering is most prolific in full sun and if some shelter from strong winds can be provided.

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