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PlantFiles: Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow, Swamp Mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Midnight Marvel
Additional cultivar information: (PPAF; Summerific series)
Hybridized by Walters Gardens, Inc.

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Herbaceous
Dark/Black
Bronze-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive braun06 On Jul 10, 2012, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I gave up on dark leaf cannas because all store bought cannas carry virus. I tried dark leaf dahlias but found that the plants would become too scraggly over time and require more maintenance. This is a good replacement for bold foliage and flowers. The flowers are the same exact as on Cranberry Crush but the leaves are more like that on Kopper King or Summer Storm but darker. The leaf midrib carries some reddish color. Its dramatic enough to impress those that appreciate bold colors and tropical feel.

Regional...

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

Peoria, Illinois
Frederick, Maryland
Manassas, Virginia



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