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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Rosy Red'

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

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

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SunshineSue On May 24, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

HIBISCUS "DISCO BELLE PINK": A stunning plant with salad plate size, 4-5" across, showy flowers blooming in August. Enrich soil with composted manure & bone meal. Support may be required as flowers can be heavy due to their size. Grows about 4' in height & 3-4' in width. Give this plant ample space to shine in your garden & be the "star" that it is. Very slow to appear in spring, but leave it be, remember it's there & do not plant on top of it by mistake or pull it out. It's there, just very slow to make an appearance. Should be hilled up with earth & mulch in the fall to protect the root area. Dies back in my zone 5 1/2-6 garden in the winter. Trim off dead branches in late March or early April leaving an inch or 2 so you remember that it's there. Water frequently, at least daily during hot, dry spells. May be a short lived perennial (3-5 years), but worth replanting with new stock. Also available in white with reddish centre, salmon pink, coral & cerise.


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

Denver, Colorado
Winter Springs, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Davenport, Iowa
Slaughter, Louisiana
Swansea, Massachusetts
Florence, Mississippi
Plainview, New York
Mcalester, Oklahoma
Katy, Texas

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