Proven Winners Perennials


Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Edge of Night'

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Common Name:
Swamp Rose Mallow
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
3-4 Feet
Garden Spread:
4-5 Feet
  • Sultry black leaves provide exotic contrast
  • Hot pink flowers really stand out against the foliage

Hibiscus moscheutos SUMMERIFIC® 'Edge of Night' adds a rich elegance to the landscape with its dark, almost black foliage and vibrant pink flowers.

Uses: Bogs, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Landscapes, Pond Edges, Rain Gardens, Specimen, Stream Banks
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Long Blooming, Showy Foliage, 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.

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