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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Rose'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Luna Rose
Additional cultivar information: (Luna Series)

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24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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 herbaceous stem cuttings
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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wildrosepines On Aug 27, 2014, wildrosepines from Wild Rose, WI wrote:

The Luna Rose Hibiscus should not grow for me in Central Wisconsin (zone 4a) but it does and with great display. My soil is too sandy and extremely acidic, the climate too harsh. I cut it down every Fall to about 6" and in mid June, about the time I am ready to give up on it and dig it out, I finally start seeing the beginnings of new growth. The flowers are enormous. This is my 3rd year of growing them, they are ignored and keep on growing.

Positive ridoodles On May 31, 2012, ridoodles from Warwick, RI (Zone 6b) wrote:

Doesn't get better than this. Bought this at Lowes at end of Summer 6 yrs ago, and it dies back in 0ctober to nothing. In May , green shoots will sprout out of last yrs dead looking wood spikes, you will think it has died, but be patient, by August you will see the dinner plate blooms, showing its magic. Likes morning shade & afternoon sun in our yard, facing west.Not finicky , but I have read it likes moist soil, I never water it myself, it has returned every year after many snowy winters, in RI.


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

Sarasota, Florida
Youngsville, Louisiana
Warwick, Rhode Island
Temple, Texas
Wild Rose, Wisconsin

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