Proven Winners Perennials


Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Cranberry Crush'

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Common Name:
Rose Mallow
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Garden Height:
36-48 Inches
Garden Spread:
48-60 Inches
  • Large, dark red flowers in summer
  • Produces flower buds all the way down the stem
  • An excellent choice for low, wet spots, or next to a pond

Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush' has a short, yet full, compact habit and scarlet-red flowers. Flowers are produced at the nodes all the way up the flowering stems. The buds are almost black and open up to 7" - 8" wide flowers with heavily overlapping petals. The compact habit on this alone will be sure to make it a winner in the garden! U.S. native hybrid.

Uses: Bogs, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Landscapes, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Specimen
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistant: Deer
Notable Features: Large Flowers, Rapid Growth, Heat Tolerant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy

Homeowner Growing Tips: Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Keeping the plants well-watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadhead to improve the appearance of the plant. Mulch for protection in winter. Cut back remaining stems to 3" - 4" in spring before new growth emerges. Hibiscus emerges late in spring, so don't be alarmed if you don't see it right away. It will grow quickly and soon make up for its late start. Apply a balanced fertilizer after growth begins. Watch for Japanese beetles that like to eat this plant.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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