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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink'

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

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DallasDad On Apr 22, 2008, DallasDad from Murphy, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I've planted about twenty of these here just northeast of Dallas. They are very slow growing until the weather warms up. They like good-drainage, and don't seem to like clay very much. The ones I planted in planters with good potting soil are doing much better than the ones in the ground. However, only the summer will tell for sure.

Positive younggardener On Aug 30, 2006, younggardener from Indianola, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is by far my favorite flower. I have four hibiscus plants, including this cultivar. I love them so much and the just keep on blooming endlessly! :)

Positive gardenbeads On May 16, 2006, gardenbeads from Warren, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a very beautiful hibiscus. The flowers are as big as small dinner plates. People keep asking me "What kind of flower is that?" as it is not a common plant grown in Michigan. It overwinters just fine and provides flowers from the end of July through to September if you give it some bloom booster before it flowers. Just remember not to overwater as the leaves will turn yellow and the buds will fall off. It prefers a drier spot and likes the heat.

Positive traceyh On Apr 7, 2005, traceyh from Hurley, NY wrote:

This is a real show-stopper in New York. People don't expect to see hibiscus here. My first year with this plant, I was shocked at how long it remained dormant. It stays asleep even longer than Rose of Sharon. Mine did not show signs of life until June 1st. Then it just shot up. It is worth the wait!

Positive okus On Jun 4, 2004, okus from (Zone 8b) wrote:

The flower is huge, but I would describe the bloom colour as white blushed pink with red center. The plant seems to weather 70mph wids well too


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

Jones, Alabama
Belleview, Florida
Winterville, Georgia
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Plainfield, Illinois
Wood Dale, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Upland, Indiana
Indianola, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Salem, Kentucky
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
North Yarmouth, Maine
Arlington, Massachusetts
Swansea, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Flat Rock, Michigan
Warren, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Madison, Mississippi
Meridian, Mississippi
Piedmont, Missouri
Blair, Nebraska
Buffalo, New York
Thomasville, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Denver, Pennsylvania
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Aiken, South Carolina
Bluffton, South Carolina
Lafayette, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Keller, Texas
Plano, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
West Bend, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming

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