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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Pink Swirl'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Luna Pink Swirl

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27 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Bazuhi On Jun 9, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have a couple different ones from way back when and so I had to add these to my collection. I purchase these in 2010 from the local Home Depot in 2010.... They are coming up pretty good.. New little shoots have appeared and it's the first week of June.. I have mine surrounded by cages I make with the vinyl coated garden fencing to help when thelarge flowers arrive. It is a big help.

Positive bariolio On May 23, 2011, bariolio from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted this in a pot last year. It makes a gorgeous flower, as you can see from the pictures. But mine seemed to have gotten a disease, so I cut it back to about 3 inches. Then winter came and I thought it was dead. But lo and behold, it grew into a beautiful bush again and just had it's first blossom this Spring! Don't give up too soon on those potted, dead-looking plants! Another thing, it really does like to be watered daily in our TX heat, especially this very hot Spring/Summer. Will wilt within one day...

Positive htop On Jul 6, 2006, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Luna Pink Swirl' (Hibiscus moscheutos) has much deeper pink color tones than 'Luna Blush'. It has six to seven inch pink flowers with white swirls and dark burgundy red eyes..


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Visalia, California
Uncasville, Connecticut
Orange Park, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Fayetteville, Georgia
Warner Robins, Georgia
Downers Grove, Illinois
Farmersburg, Indiana
Munster, Indiana
Wichita, Kansas
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ville Platte, Louisiana
Westwood, New Jersey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dunn, North Carolina
Akron, Ohio
Columbia Station, Ohio
Oak Hill, Ohio
Summerville, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Beaumont, Texas
Haltom City, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Temple, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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