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Hibiscus Summerific™ ‘Summer Storm’
Hibiscus Summerific™ ‘Summer Storm’
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Hibiscus Summerific™ ‘Summer Storm’

Hardy Hibiscus

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.270.340

The hardy forms of Hibiscus are valued for their showy late summer display of enormous satiny blooms. These flower best in areas with long, hot summers. This new selection forms an upright, bushy mound of dark wine-purple, maple-like foliage which in itself makes a fabulous addition to a sunny border. Reported to be an improvement over H. ‘Kopper King’. In midsummer, marvel at the added benefit of huge pink flowers with rose veining and magenta eye, lasting into early fall. Longer blooming than other varieties. The number of lobes on each leaf increases as the foliage matures. Requires direct sunlight to develop the dark foliage. Attractive to hummingbirds. Dies back completely to the ground in winter. New growth is slow to appear in spring, so be patient. Best to mulch well for the first winter, especially in Zones 4 and 5. Introduced by Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan. USPP#20443: unlicensed propagation prohibited. CPBRAF.

Further details for
Hibiscus Summerific™ ‘Summer Storm’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
   120-180 cm
   47-70 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.