Cranberry Crush Hibiscus

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Hibiscus cv. Cranberry Crush
Common Name: Cranberry Crush Hibiscus
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Time: July to October
Height: 36-48 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Red
Wildlife: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Special Characteristics:
  • Large 7 inch diameter scarlet flowers
  • Flowers only last one day but there is a succession of blooms from July to October
  • Very adaptable
  • Low maintenance
  • Self deadheads
  • Woody stems, need loppers to cut back to 3-4 inches after frost
  • New growth is slow to emerge in spring
  • Will benefit from regular fertilization during growing season
Potential Pests: Japanese Beetle, Sawflies, Whiteflies, Aphids
Serious Pests: None Serious
Potential Diseases: Leaf Spots, Blights, Rusts, Canker
Serious Diseases: None Serious